Pass the Budget!

The state budget impasse, now almost six months old, resulted in the suspension of Center for Literacy classes on November 2. Six hundred of our students are unable to take classes in adult basic education, GED prep or English as a second language. Our tutoring program is...

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James & Laura: Learning Together

Laura McNamara has always had a fondness for public libraries and adult literacy. When she got her master's degree in 2007 in library sciences from Clarion University the classes were held at the Free Library's central location. She found the Mayor's Commission on Literacy then located at the Free Library...

Stirring the Collaboration Cauldron

On October 22nd, Center for Literacy (CFL) hosted its second friendraiser highlighting the excellent work of our volunteer tutors. About 10 percent of our current tutors were present to learn about the different relationships people have with learners and the organization...

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Lights, Camera, Action

On October 19, New York City filmmakers Leeor Kaufman and Álvaro Guzmán Bastida came to Center for Literacy (CFL) to interview staff, students and a tutor for a documentary they are producing about adults enrolled in literacy programs. By creating portraits of students over time their goal is to shed light on the many low-literate individuals in America and to point to solutions...

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Share Smiles During the Holidays

The holidays are approaching! Some of you may have put a decent dent in your shopping list already thanks to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. For those of you still searching for gifts for those closest to you, here's a way to finish your list and help Center for Literacy (CFL) at the same time at no extra cost to you.

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Center for Literacy
399 Market Street, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215 - 474 - 1235

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