Educate + Engage
Potencia aims to make affordable and effective English classes accessible to adult immigrants and refugees in the United States. We recruit and train civic-minded college students as English tutors for their communities.
2020 marked another chapter in our journey to make learning and community engagement more accessible for our learners and tutors.
Potencia is committed to positively impacting 2.5 million limited English populations in the US by 2025.
What People Say
"I've improved my English at least 70% since joining this program."
-- Anderson, Potencia learner
"(Potencia) is an empowering and motivational experience that I will always remember."
-- Aidan Welsh, Potencia Tufts Tutor
Of our learners
reported that they feel
more confident in
English skills within
Of our tutors reported
that experience at
leadership skills and
Of our tutors choose to
continue teaching after
completing their first
In 2021, we aim to achieve:
5 University Chapters
Creating leadership roles in each university is critical in making a
bigger impact. Chapter leaders level up leadership skills and deepen
the understanding of their community.
By bringing more universities to join our cause, we hope to provide
more opportunities for civic-minded college students to engage with
the community and contribute to making a change.
With the Potencia Web Portal, we will leverage technology to
improve our tutor training and progress tracking.