Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 until further notice

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for everyone 5 and older! Get your children vaccinated today. Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

Adult Education

Working with community partners to give adult learners access to education, digital skills training, and a path to job readiness.


The City of Philadelphia works with community-based organizations to provide adult education for residents who are 16 and older. These vital services help residents build the skills they need to realize their personal, professional, and civic goals.

The Office of Children and Families (OCF) oversees the City’s planning and investments in adult education.

Get updates on adult education opportunities

Sign up for emails from OCF to learn about future adult education opportunities.

myPLACE: Adult education classes

The City supports Philadelphia’s myPLACE network offering  adult education and career readiness classes throughout the City. myPLACE classes help residents get the skills they need for work and life. Free classes are available, and learners can participate in virtual learning during COVID-19.

Topics include:

  • Reading, writing, and math.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • High school equivalency preparation.
  • English for speakers of other languages.

How to sign up


Call the nearest myPLACE adult education campus.
Region  Organization Address  Phone number
Center City Beyond Literacy 1420 Pine St., 19102

(Peirce College)

(215) 474-1235
Center City Philadelphia FIGHT 1233 Locust St., 3rd Floor, 19107 (215) 525-3052
North Philadelphia Beyond Literacy 100 W Oxford St, 19122 (215) 474-1235
North Philadelphia Congreso de Latinos Unidos 2800 N. American St., 19133 (267) 262-6093

(484) 477-3898

North Philadelphia Logan Library 1333 Wagner Ave, 19141 (215) 686-8664
North Philadelphia Temple University Owl Hub at PASCEP 1509 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 2nd Floor, 19121

(Temple University Office of Community Relations)

(215) 204-0337
Northeast Philadelphia New World Association 9857 Bustleton Ave., 19115 (215) 856-7316

(267) 241-5263

Northeast Philadelphia Northeast Regional Library 2228 Cottman Ave, 19149 (215) 686-8664
South Philadelphia South Philadelphia Library 1700 South Broad St., 19145 (215) 686-8664
Southwest Philadelphia Paschalville Library 6942 Woodland Ave, 19142 (215) 686-8664
West Philadelphia Beyond Literacy 229 N. 63rd St., 19139 (215) 474-1235
Talk to a learning coach about your education goals.
Enroll in the right class for your schedule and needs.