Thursday, October 29, 2015

Peirce College Advisor Gives Back to the Community

For Peirce College advisor Sonia Lewis, helping non-traditional and adult learners meet their goals is a passion that extends outside of her role at the College.  She feels called to give back to the community and help others access education. Sonia is a volunteer at Ready, Willing, and Able (RWA), an organization that helps Philadelphians facing serious social and economic barriers by providing occupational training, housing, and support services. 

Because of her extensive experience working with and counseling adult students, Sonia jumped at the opportunity to provide literacy tutoring for RWA members.

“Education is a common bridge to success for all people,” said Sonia. “It can remove stigmas and barriers, and it can increase opportunity and wealth. When adults are empowered and have access to education, everyone wins.”

In honor of her commitment to the program, Sonia was recently featured in a volunteer profile for the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy.  To learn more about Sonia’s volunteerism and how her students inspire her, click here.

Thanks for all you do, Sonia! We’re so proud that you’re a part of the Peirce College Community.