A group providing low-cost adult English as a Second Language, literacy and citizenship classes has been recognized for its pursuit of equality, cultural diversity and advocacy of basic civil and human rights.
The Beaverton Literacy Council is Beaverton’s 2011 Human Rights Award winner, as named by the Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission and presented to the Beaverton City Council last week.
“Beaverton is home to many residents who tirelessly work towards making this community a better place to live, work and play,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “This award celebrates their efforts and encourages cultural understanding throughout the entire community.”
The Beaverton Literacy Council has been providing community services for more than 40 years. The group currently has nearly 40 volunteers, and served more than 160 students from 29 nations last year.