“While it is clearly difficult to exist in a country where you don’t understand, read or speak the language that is being used by nearly everyone else, its clearly not impossible. Many people live this way for years, or even their entire lives, finding ways to survive. But those individuals who choose to undertake the long and difficult journey of learning English, clearly have the desire to function at a higher level in our society; and this is how we, as a people, move forward, economically and culturally.
The issue of immigration has been much in the news lately, in the political sphere. But politics isn’t the issue for me. The issue is the responsibility and genuine desire I feel to do good in my community. To make my community better and to do so in a meaningful way for another member of my community, regardless of other circumstances. Which is why VEP is such an important organization.
By providing assistance to members of the community by other members of that same community, VEP ensures that we all benefit, personally, economically and culturally. I am happy to give of my time to such an organization.”
Meredith Ann Cymbor
Wealth Advisor and recent VEP Tutor
Conversation and Small Group Tutoring Leadership
•Jane Palestini and Zoey Myer-Jens at the West Chester Library •Phil Friedman at the Easttown Library •John Argenseanu at the Phoenixville Library •Kay Denisova at the Financial Stability Center, Exton •Jo Schmidt, Community Partner at the Central Presbyterian Church, Downingtown •BettyAnn Monash, Community Partner at the Tredyffrin Library
Tutor Summit Table Hosts
•Jim Breslin •Mark DeWitte • Carla Fall • Nicole Foraker • Josie Gutierrez
• June Huynh • Carol Linsenmann • Sue Pierson
Tutor Training Workshop Presenters
•Colleen Holmes • Carol Linsenmann • Christina vandePol
Voice Magazine Editorial Support
•Phil Friedman and the tutors of: Anton • Blanca • Jingchun •Chaoyan • Tanya •Noemi • Tatiana • Hede • Benbiao • Lester
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