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Marcus Hall

Director, Workforce Development for Beyond Literacy

Marcus Hall has worked in the education field since 2009. Starting as the youngest deputy director in the history of the NYC Department of Education, Marcus returned home to Philadelphia in 2012 to serve as a Teach for America Greater Philadelphia Corp member. Marcus entered the adult education space in 2014 and joined the staff of Community Learning Center in 2016. Marcus now serves as Workforce Development Manager and Instructor for Community Learning Center. In his role, Marcus is responsible for supporting instructors that contract with partner organizations and works to establish relationships with corporate and industry partners to provide employment and post-secondary transitional options for students. He was also instrumental in forming the Keystone Energy Employment Pipeline program, which is a multi-layered entrance pipeline for adult learners attempting to enter the Energy and Utility industry. 

Marcus also serves as Treasurer of the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance, where he has successfully solidified the non-profit status of the organization. He is also Co-Chair for the Fundraising Committee and raised $65,000 to support the creation of the Pennsylvania Adult Teaching Hub that will launch in 2022. 

Alongside his full time duties, Marcus currently serves as Secretary of the City of Philadelphia MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge Community Advisory Committee. One major goal of the Challenge is to reduce the City of Philadelphia prison population by 50%. Marcus is also a published contributor to the Philadelphia Inquirer and formerly Philadelphia Public School Notebook. 

Marcus earned his B.A. from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, Elementary Education Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA in Data Analytics from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA.

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