Mission, Vision, and Values

 

Mission

- To facilitate cultural integration and strengthen communities in Boston

   through the promotion of linguistic and cultural understanding.

 

Vision

- An established institution in the Boston community graduating over 500 ESOL students, over 200 medical Spanish students, and over 32 TEFL students annually. AWLCI will significantly contribute to a decrease in disproportionate unemployment levels among immigrant populations and healthcare disparities among Hispanic populations, and an increase in bilingualism in the Boston area.  All of this will be driven by a full-time staff of 9, paid lead-teachers and co-teachers, and a large base of trained volunteers receiving basic stipends.

 

Values

Collaboration.

- Working with others already active in the community to help further improve their ability to provide services to critically underserved populations and improve their communities.

 

Health.

- A commitment to helping non-native English speakers gain more equal access to critical services, most notably healthcare.

 

Learning.

- To commit individuals to a path of life-long education and discovery of the world around them, in Boston and beyond.

 

Empowerment.

- Helping community members better advocate for themselves and their communities through improved linguistic and cultural understanding.