On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy participated in a public hearing at Peirce College co-hosted by Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and Philadelphia State Representatives Cherelle Parker, Brian Sims, Michelle Brownlee, and Stephen Kinsey.

Themed adult literacy, education, and workforce development, the hearing was called to bring much needed attention to the state of adult literacy and workforce readiness. The fifteen delegates in attendance represented 11 Pennsylvania counties collectively. The Policy Committee heard testimonies from leaders of adult literacy agencies, workforce development organizations, and post-secondary educational institutions; all of whom stressed the importance of investing in programs that train adults to successfully join and advance in today's workforce.

For additional highlights of the hearing, visit: philaliteracy.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/09-12-Public-Hearing-Press-Release-draft-v2.pdf

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