Annual Report

 July, 2015 – June, 2016

Vita served 1,862 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 986 adults and 44 families.


English as a Second Language

  • Served 454 adult learners in 24 classes, taught by professional staff, at six sites throughout Bucks County.
  • Provided small group instruction and one-to-one tutoring to 71 adults, led by
  • 29 well-trained volunteer tutors, at two sites.
  • Served 44 families in Family Literacy Programs at Centennial School District and FDR Middle School in Bristol Township.

Basic Literacy and GED

  • Served 331 adults in 24 GED and Pre-GED reading, writing and math classes, taught by professional staff, at eight sites.
  • Provided small group instruction and one-to-one tutoring in reading, writing, and math to 86 adults, led by 40 well-trained volunteer tutors, at eight sites.

Decisions Programs Sandy-Joy-Certificate-4-15

Decisions is a suite of programs offered in the Bucks County Correctional facilities and in the community. Vita served 334 men and women in the following programs, taught by nine professional facilitators and 31 volunteer tutors and mentors.

  • 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.
  • Employment Ready– A series of workshops that helps prepare for success after release. Each workshop focuses on a particular skill needed to seek and retain employment.
  • 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 seeking employment. Vita served 542 adults in this capacity in the community and correctional facilities.

  • Served 342 adults at the Perkasie CareerLink®
  • Served 200 adults at the Community Correction Centers and Bucks County Correctional Facility.