Courier Journal: Partners Reflect on 55K and Look Ahead as 2020 Closes


As 55,000 Degrees closed out its 10-year initiative, our executive director and several key partners reflected on the impact of 55K and looked forward to what is needed to continue increasing affordable, equitable postsecondary education in Louisville. Their op-eds were published in the Courier Journal’s Forum section:

“Want a more educated Louisville? Here’s your call to action”
Mary Gwen Wheeler, Executive Director 55K 

“To be a world class city and disrupt inequitable systems, we must invest in education”
Marland Cole, Executive Director Evolve502

“How Academies of Louisville are creating opportunities for JCPS students and businesses”
Michael Gritton, Executive Director KentuckianaWorks

“Louisville’s way forward is to increase diversity in the technology/data science industry”
Alisia McClain, Director of Community and Education Initiatives, Microsoft Future of Work




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