ERIC Number: ED246263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-23
Reference Count: N/A
Mayor's Commission on Literacy in Philadelphia. Final Narrative/Report.
Mattleman, Marciene S.
The Mayor's Commission on Literacy in Philadelphia was created to mount a large-scale literacy effort throughout the city that would significantly increase the number of individuals receiving services through volunteer tutor involvement. A strategic plan for a citywide, largely volunteer literacy effort was developed reflecting coordination with existing institutions and organizations in providing cost-effective services to adults in need of basic skills. In-kind contributions enabled many activities sponsored by the Commission, e.g., promotion, tutor training, data collection, and development of a resource directory. Staff support was provided through the hiring of an executive director and an administrative assistant. Project activities included recruitment of tutors; tutor training workshops; evaluation of adults and matching them with programs or tutors; development of a resource directory of service providers; and establishment of an information, referral, and technical assistance network for existing programs and newly emerging centers. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on Literacy, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)