myPLACE Grand Opening

Mayor Jim Kenney came to Center for Literacy on March 1 to celebrate the grand opening of The Mayor's Commission on Literacy Commission's fifth myPLACE campus at CFL. myPLACE, which stands for "Philadelphia Literacy and Adult Career Education," started two years ago as a way to build the capacity to serve adults who are seeking adult education...

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Check Out: News Coverage, CFL

In the past month, Center for Literacy was featured in The Temple News, Generocity (a shout out about our Annual Report) and from the recent event where we became a myPLACE campus ( 6abc, Generocity and WDAS). 
Visitor from Harrisburg

We had the opportunity to introduce Dr. Wil Del Pilar, acting deputy secretary of postsecondary and higher education, Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), to Center for Literacy. Our CEO, Michael Westover, led a tour of our classrooms while discussing the direction of the organization... 

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Luis Colon: Appetite for Education

Born in Camden, New Jersey, and growing up in places like Collingswood and Pennsauken, New Jersey, Luis Colon always remembered what his mom said to him: "Your education is important." After a rough start in life, he rediscovered what an education could do for him....

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Learning Together

Don Simmons' first job after college was to teach English and French to high school students in Long Beach, California. While a teacher, he used his French speaking and reading skills and signed on to be a tour guide for the National Education Association. After teaching 14 years he decided he was ready for change...

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