TEACH works toward systemic change in society by empowering English language learners to make their voices heard through a unique integration of practical one-on-one English literacy education, and individualized cultural mentoring and coaching, as well as citizenship test preparation.The literacy goal of TEACH is to increase English proficiency, but the ultimate objective is to teach students the practical English skills needed to become self-reliant, active members of their community. Philosophy of cultural mentoring TEACH's unique integration of practical one-on-one English literacy education, individualized cultural mentoring, and coaching guides students through the challenges while overcoming real-life situations for which limited English proficiency is an almost insurmountable barrier. This approach bridges cultures and supports the learner’s transition into the larger community.Build long-term relationships TEACH encourages tutors and students to build long-term relationships, recognizing that strong bonds are crucial for nurturing integration into a culture and community.Responsive to immigrants challenges In the suburbs, immigrants may be isolated due to the lack of tight-knit communities close by. Community-based sites facilitate engagement of isolated immigrants, and the emphasis on long-term relationship building creates support networks. Tutoring is held in friendly environments such as libraries, churches and recreation centers. Coordinated tutoring model To provide on-site support and resources to tutors and students, volunteer coordinators are on-site for the entire session.