Volunteer English Program in Chester County
2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan
The 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan guides the Volunteer English Program (VEP) in pursuit of its mission.
The Volunteer English Program connects volunteers with adult English language learners to provide one-to-one tutoring and cultural enrichment that empowers immigrants to be successful.
In all of our work and interactions, we seek to be welcoming, compassionate, understanding, and inspired. These guiding principles shape our work.
|Welcoming||We welcome newcomers from all countries.|
|Compassionate||We work in solidarity with immigrants to achieve their goals and aspirations.|
|Understanding||We enhance the understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures and people.|
|Inspired||We are inspired by the idea that we can change the world one person at a time, starting within our own communities.|
Volunteers will power our work and personify a spirit of generosity and openness. As a result, our communities will be enriched by the experiences and contributions of immigrants, and they will have the essential language and cultural skills needed to find their place, their purpose and their voice.
Strategic Goals for 2019-2020
|I.||Enrich the experiences of English language learners|
|II.||Optimize tutor engagement and experiences|
|III.||Position VEP as a leading advocate for immigrant literacy and cultural engagement in the region|
|IV.||Increase VEP’s visibility in the community|
|V.||Strengthen VEP’s infrastructure and financial sustainability|