Client Spotlight – 55,000 Degrees: Achieving a More Educated City

In December, HEI had the privilege of writing the final report and hosting a virtual summit for 55,000 Degrees—a nonprofit that started in 2010 with a goal of increasing the number of adults in Louisville with college degrees to 50% by the end of 2020. The resulting report tells the story of a meaningful public-private partnership around postsecondary education. What began as an aspiration to drive economic growth via postsecondary degree attainment evolved into a more comprehensive roadmap for prosperity and opportunity via equitable P-16 educational pathways and workforce preparation. Because of the achievements and pathways built by 55,000 Degrees, Louisville is better positioned to expand educational opportunities, reduce systemic barriers, and prepare a 21st-century workforce—all for a more equitable and competitive city.

To learn more, check out the report.