OSWEGO, NY â€“ Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County received the Outstanding Not for Profit Award at the Chamberâ€™s Small Business Breakfast held May 21 in the Hewitt Union Ballroom at SUNY Oswego.
The award is given annually to the nominee that best demonstrates growth in services and employment, staying power, community involvement and customer service.
LVOC is non-profit, community based educational organization that has continuously provided quality tutoring in basic literacy skills and conversational English since receiving its full affiliate status of Literacy Volunteers of America in 1985.
In addition, LVOC offers a computer literacy program for those students with the most basic reading skills.
Basic computer skills are taught at the LVOC Computer Lab at the Oswego office with several computer workstations available for student use.
â€œI am honored to recognize Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County with our Outstanding Not for Profit Award and commend them for providing programs that enable individuals to enrich their lives by expanding their literacy skills,â€ said executive director of the Greater Oswego Chamber of Commerce Beth Hilton.
The Small Business Breakfast was the culmination of the chamberâ€™s Small Business Week Celebration, which also included a special reception hosted by the Oswego County Legislature.