Annual Report

July, 2017 – June, 2018

Vita served 1,632 adults and 44 families through its free literacy and decision-making programs and CareerLink® Workshops.

Literacy Programs

Vita offers free instruction in the community and the Bucks County Correctional facilities to prepare adults to function effectively in their roles as family members, employees, and citizens. Last year, Vita served 904 adults and 44 families.

 

 

English as a Second Language

  • Served 423 adult learners in 31 classes, taught by professional staff, at six sites throughout Bucks County.
  • Provided small group instruction and one-to-one tutoring to 60 adults, led by21 well-trained volunteer tutors, at one site.
  • Served 44 families in Family Literacy Programs at Centennial and Bristol Township school districts.

Basic Literacy and GED

  • Served 284 adults in 31 GED and Pre-GED reading, writing and math classes, taught by professional staff, at nine sites.
  • Provided small group instruction and one-to-one tutoring in reading, writing, and math to 137 adults, led by 41 well-trained volunteer tutors, at six sites.

Decisions Programs

Decisions is a suite of programs offered in the Bucks County Correctional facilities and in the community. Vita served 157 men and women in the following programs, taught by four professional facilitators and 12 volunteer tutors.

  • Decisions for Living tutoring and groups – Giving incarcerated adults the tools they need to make sound decisions so they can reintegrate more effectively into the community.
  • Job Readiness – Incorporates the Decisions model as it applies to re-entry of inmates to the workforce.
  • Decisions For Change – Offered to men and women on probation or parole to help individuals with the many decisions they face upon reentry into the community.

CareerLink® Workshops

Workshops focus on the training and employment services offered by the CareerLink® for those with barriers to employment. Vita served 523 adults in this capacity in the community and correctional facilities.

  • Served 262 adult learners in Vita’s English as a Second Language and literacy classes.
  • Served 261 men and women in the correctional facility and community correction centers, and people on probation or parole.