Baird Holm LLP Names Literacy Center as Featured Non-Profit for the Best Places to Work in Omaha®
Omaha, Neb. (April 29, 2015) – Baird Holm LLP, founder of the Best Places to Work in Omaha® initiative, along with its sponsor, the Greater Omaha Chamber, are pleased to announce Literacy Center has been named Featured Non-Profit for the Best Places to Work in Omaha.
Literacy Center is the third nonprofit organization to be featured at the Best Places to Work in Omaha awards luncheon since its inception in 2003. “Given Omaha’s extremely low unemployment rate, it is increasingly more difficult for employers to acquire talent and to retain great workers,” said Baird Holm partner, Scott S. Moore. “We chose to highlight Literacy Center at this year’s celebration because not only are they making an impact on the personal lives of people in the community, they are increasing the viability of those currently seeking employment.”
“In pursuing a career, literacy is the foundation upon which all other job skills are built,” said David Brown, President of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. “Omaha is continually vying for talent, and the Literacy Center and its volunteers equip individuals with the fundamental skills and confidence they need to gain meaningful employment.”
Founded in 1970, the Literacy Center provides free, one-on-one tutoring services to adults; small-classroom instruction; English as second language programming; and GED test preparation. Its mission centers upon helping its students acquire reading skills that will help them obtain a better job, get into the trades or continue their education. Executive Director Kirsten Case says the recognition is an honor and the timing couldn’t be better. “In the past five years, we’ve gone from serving 100 students to over 500. The Literacy Center is grateful to Baird Holm LLP and the Greater Omaha Chamber for highlighting this growing, crucial need in our community; literacy is central to creating and maintaining the strong workforce Omaha is known for.”
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About Literacy Center
The Literacy Center works to empower adults and families by helping them acquire the literacy skills and practices to be active and contributing members of their communities. It serves over 500 students primarily though the assistance of volunteers, who lead 70 classes each week in adult basic education, English as a second language, GED preparation and computer literacy. A $1.5 million capital campaign is currently underway to secure funding for a new facility with adequate room to meet the growing needs of the Omaha community. For more information about the Literacy Center, visit GiveLiteracy.org.