Our challenge is to support the Greater Louisville Education
Commitment goal of significantly increasing for African Americans the
number of college degrees by 15,000. 15K is an initiative to actively engage
and mobilize the Louisville African American community to join the 55,000
Degrees challenge, Louisville’s Education Commitment and targeted plan to
raise education attainment levels by 2020.
15K aims to create an education movement within the African American
community that advances a college-going and degree completion culture in support
of a common agenda; to increase education attainment, prosperity, lifelong learning and an improved quality of life. Become a part of the movement to create a college-going and degree completion culture in our neighborhoods, churches, schools and organizations.
HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
#1 Serve as a 15K CHAMPION
#2 Serve as a 15K ACTIONIST
#3 Serve as a 15K SHERPA
#4 Serve as a 15K COMMUNITY PARTNEROUR FOUNDING PARTNERS
- Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition
- Louisville Urban League
- Community Foundation of Louisville
- Metro United Way
- Simmons College of Kentucky
- 55,000 Degrees
- Jefferson County Public Schools
- University of Louisville
GET INVOLVED WITH OUR GROWTH!
Everyone can make a difference and help ensure that 15,000 of 55,000 new degree holders will be African American.
Serving as a 15k Initiative Champion, Actionist, Sherpa or Community Partner provides specific ways for all to play a role in reaching our community goal.
For Additional Information, contact:
Phyllis L. Clark, M.Ed
15K Degrees Consultant | Program Coordinator