Louisville Recognized as Culture of Health Prize Winner

Louisville has been selected to receive the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health prize for its efforts in improving community health and well-being. 55,000 Degrees was recognized as a contributing force in these efforts through a collective impact approach, giving Louisville … Read More

Louisville Sets New Record in Education Attainment

Louisville’s adult population has set a new record for college attainment, according to 2015 data released this week from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Highlights of the data include: The percentage of working-age adults with at least an associate … Read More

College Signing Day Media

Courier Journal –  Jefferson Co. seniors get into college groove Jefferson County Public Schools – Seniors to Commit to Higher Ed at College Signing Day 2016 – JCPS YouTube – College Signing Day at KFC Yum! Center YouTube – College Signing Day 2016 … Read More

College Signing Day 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2016 More than 1,000 Seniors Sign Commitments to Earn Their Degrees College Signing Day Held to Inspire Students and Celebrate Success April 22, 2016 – More than 1,000 college-bound seniors in Jefferson County have been … Read More

Louisville education leaders give presentation at White House

JCPS/55,000 Degrees work to encourage college completion lauded (March 16, 2015) —  Louisville is continuing to receive national attention this week for its innovative efforts to help first generation college students successfully start and complete college, with two local education … Read More

Job Posting: 55K Coordinator for Equity and Inclusion

Position Purpose: Connect and champion equity-focused work among education and community partners leading to raised awareness and improved practices, with the goal of increasing excellence and equity in student outcomes. Expected Outcomes: Map/conduct asset inventory of groups doing work in … Read More