East Kensington: Community Center Helps Adults Strengthen Literacy Skills

East Kensington: Community Center Helps Adults Strengthen Literacy Skills

In a small classroom on the second floor of Community Center at Visitation, which refers to itself as “A Beacon of Hope in Kensington,” a group of eager students sit ready for the day’s lesson. These aren’t just regular school students, however. They are adults from the United States and countries beyond set on improving […]

 

Education: “I don’t want to say having literacy is a panacea. It gives you access.”

Education: “I don’t want to say having literacy is a panacea. It gives you access.”

Diane Inverso has been serving as the executive director of the Office of Adult Education (OAE) since 2016, after working for the recently renamed Mayor’s Commission on Literacy for more than 25 years. Though the OAE is not a direct services organization, the city government office develops partnerships and public policy, oversees the Philadelphia Adult […]

 

City Hall: Philadelphia Provides Adult Educational Opportunities

City Hall: Philadelphia Provides Adult Educational Opportunities

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy was created in 1983 under an executive order. Its original purpose was to teach adults reading, writing and mathematics. Since then, the commission has expanded to also teach digital literacy and English as a second language. Last month, Mayor Jim Kenney issued a new executive order officially changing the commission’s name […]