Friday, July 21st, 2023
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
150 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Meet this month’s Rounding Up recipient, Volunteer English Program.
VEP fulfills an unspoken mandate in the Chester County community to welcome all immigrants and refugees who seek to empower themselves through English language skills and American cultural understanding. The program supports all language speakers, upwards of 30 out of 58 spoken in Chester County alone. The program meets students wherever they are on the path of literacy and proficiency, regardless of income or residency status. One of the hallmarks of the program is its community-based, non-classroom approach, which is available seven days a week and meets adults who need to learn at a location easily accessible to work or home. VEP staff recruit, train, and prepare more than 100 new community volunteers as tutors each year through a series of workshops that are held in locations throughout the county, convenient to where volunteers live and/or work.