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Potencia improves access to English language education for adults living in the U.S. with limited English skills by training college students and young professionals as tutors.

Founded: 2019 by Amanda Wang, Jun Yoon

  • Program Area

    Education, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Malden, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female, Racial or Ethnicity Minority

Potencia is an education nonprofit with the mission to make quality English education more accessible to adult immigrants in the U.S. We do this by training civic-minded college students and young professionals as English tutors to lead small-group and individual classes online or in person. Facilitated by the Potencia app, our classes take a learner-centric approach, making them flexible and tailored to each learner's needs. Tutors are organized into chapters at their universities/businesses led by their chapter leadership teams.

Funders and Awards

Eastern Bank Foundation (Community Donation)
The Boston Foundation
Melrose Cooperative Bank Foundation

MassChallenge Growth Cohort 2023
Asian American Civic Association Boston Business Pitch Contest - 1st Place Winner
Tufts University 2020 New Ventures Competition Social Impact Track - Second Place, Cummings Lease Credit Winner
Tufts University 2019 Ideas Competition Winner