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Adult Education and Literacy Services

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


The City of Philadelphia offers adult education and literacy services for residents who are 16 and older. We work to 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 and literacy services.

Get updates on adult education opportunities

Sign up for emails from OCF to learn about future adult education and literacy services and announcements.

Free adult education classes

The City’s adult education and career readiness classes help residents get the skills they need for work and life. Classes are free, and online options are available 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 adult education campus.
Region Organization Address Phone
Center City Center for Literacy 1420 Pine St., 19102
(Peirce College)
(215) 474-1235
Center City Philadelphia FIGHT 1233 Locust St., 3rd Floor, 19107 (215) 525-3052
Northeast Philadelphia New World Association 9857 Bustleton Ave., 19115 (215) 856-7316
(267) 241-5263
North Philadelphia Congreso de Latinos Unidos 2800 N. American St., 19133 (215) 219-0412
North Philadelphia Community Learning Center 2701 N. Broad St., 19132 (215) 426-7940
North Philadelphia Temple University 1509 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 2nd Floor, 19121
(Temple University Office of Community Relations)
(215) 204-0337
West Philadelphia Community Learning Center 229 N. 63rd St., 19139 (215) 426-7940
Talk to a learning coach about your education goals.
Enroll in the right class for your schedule and needs.