BNY Mellon Wealth Management traveled to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh to speak with a handful of board-serving employees who work for their organization and donate their time to the community. One of their employees who was interviewed is Mike McCourt, vice-president, BNY Mellon, and a board trustee at Center for Literacy (CFL). Also interviewed was Michael Westover, president and CEO, CFL. Click here to view the video.
At age 77, Alfreda Johnson got her high school diploma. On June 22, she came with Center for Literacy (CFL) to the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma Citywide Graduation, hosted by the Mayor's Commission on Literacy. It was her second graduation ceremony. Her first graduation ceremony, with coverage by
CBS 3 TV, was on June 8 at South Philadelphia High School, where she also attended her prom.
Center for Literacy (CFL) was proud to join the Mayor's Commission on Literacy (MCOL), other adult education providers, graduates and their families and friends, for the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) Citywide Graduation on June 22 at the main branch of Free Library of Philadelphia.
Eighty-five graduates, including five from CFL, heard welcome remarks from Mayor Kenney and the keynote address from Police Commissioner Ross.
In addition to providing support to adult learners, Center for Literacy (CFL) also works with out-of-school youth, ages 16-21, to help them with their literacy skills. The program is called "Opportunity Youth" and programming is done in partnership with the Philadelphia Youth Network's (PYN) E³ Power Centers.