The adult literacy crisis in Philadelphia is real.
Nearly half of all adults lack the basic skills they need to secure and maintain family-sustaining jobs.
...and doing something about it can make our city stronger for everyone because learning works.
Educated adults lead to a stronger workforce, lower taxes, safer city, and a thriving local economy that attracts more businesses and a better quality of life.
The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy helps Philadelphia’s adults get the work-ready skills they need to succeed…...for their jobs, ...for their families, ...and for their communities.
Visit philaliteracy.org to learn about our free online classes and how we support more than 80 adult literacy programs across the city. Visit philaliteracy.org to find out how investing in adult education pays for all of us.