About

Potencia began as a class project to empower immigrants and refugees in the community. Although a language is a key to survival and employment, we were struck by how many people were living without a basic means of communication. Since launching the pilot class in 2019 with 3 tutors and 4 learners, it has been broadening its community impact.

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Our Mission

We believe that human connections in the community are the keys to tackling social challenges. Potencia leverages the power of community engagement to make affordable and effective English services accessible for adult immigrants and refugees in the United States.

Meet the Team

Amanda Wang

Co-Founder

Jun Hyung Yoon

Co-Founder

Amethyst Carpenter

Curriculum Writer

2020 Summer Intern

Benjamin Callanan

Marketing Coordinator

2020 Summer Intern

Lulu Li

Marketing Coordinator

2020 Summer Intern

Denzel Oduro

Volunteer Designer

Ashley M. Negrón 

Curriculum Writer

2020 Summer Intern

Nattasiri Matthews

Marketing Coordinator

2020 Summer Intern

Hitha Ambat

Business Analyst

2020 Summer Intern

Katie Croland

Curriculum Writer

2020 Summer Intern

Bijan Harandi

Business Analyst

2020 Summer Intern

Yiqi Ye

Business Analyst

2020 Summer Intern

Board of Directors

Catherine Popper

Angel Investor

Launchpad Venture Group

Lana Luo

Manager

 

Amazon Robotics

Bailey Hu

Summer 2020 Fellow

City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development

Our Partners

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Tufts Gordon Institute
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Tufts Tisch College
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Refugee Immigration Ministry
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Commonwealth of Mass.
Office for Refugees and Immigrants
Potencia

 

574 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155

Potencia US is currently a program registered under Refugee Immigration Ministry Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. 

Talent x Diversity = Productivity

Talk x Diversity = Social Capital

Email: team@potenciaus.org

Phone: (617) 580 - 0176

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