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Indochinese American Council

Listing Last Update: November 9, 2018


4936 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Primary Contact

LeQuyen Vu

(215) 457-0272

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program
  • To help my child learn
  • To learn English
  • To become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

Our Family Literacy Program incorporates ESL instruction, early childhood education, parenting, and interactive learning activities. This four-component model meets the literacy needs of the whole family, provides assistance to families in accessing school and community resources, helps parents work with their children's school staff to ensure the academic success of their children, and helps families acclimate to American cultural norms while maintaining their own cultural values and practices.

Our Family Literacy Program has four goals:

1) To develop English language proficiency;

2) To encourage parents and caregivers to be involved and be active participants in their children's education;

3) To strengthen parents role as their children's first teachers and empower them to use available resources to create meaningful learning experiences with their children;

4) To support cultural acclimation while maintaining or developing both parents' and children's understanding of and respect for their own culture.

Mission Statement

The Indochinese-American Council's (IAC)'s mission is to empower disadvantaged, multi-racial, minority Americans as well as newly-arrived refugees and immigrants to achieve social,
economic, and educational advancement and mobility. The IAC aims to promote racial harmony and cultural understanding between members of different ethnic groups in our neighborhood communities. Our vision is to build a community where education creates opportunities for children, young people and adults to improve their quality of life, especially disadvantaged minority Americans, immigrants and refugees who often face numerous barriers.

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Cost info: Free

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"Several times a week the parents in the program bring their children into our class and we work together to do a literacy activity. The parents have already practiced the literacy skills with each other in class, and are excited when they can use the skill with their children. Parents and children are more likely to participate together because this program happens in the same space and the KenCrest teachers are so accommodating and supportive of the program."

-KenCrest Northeast Family Literacy Instructor

"Parents and children are in the same school, so that makes the children aware that their parents are taking classes too. It also is a good location because it takes the stress off of parents after dropping off the kids and before picking them up. They don't have to rush out to get to the school because they are already here!"

-KenCrest South Family Literacy Instructor

"Because of your help and how you teach me English, I am confident I can help my children learn and talk to their teachers."

-Family Literacy ESL Student and Participant

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