• 15,000 Degrees

    Together we can add 15,000 additional degrees in Louisville’s African-American community.

What we are doing…

15K is building a movement to ignite our community. We are advancing a college success culture with a common agenda: to increase education attainment, prosperity, life-long learning and an improved quality of life. Become a part of the movement in our neighborhoods, churches, schools and organizations.

Why we do it…

Our goals is to increase the number of African-American degrees by 15,000 by 2020. This ambitious goal ensures that the community’s larger education goal (55,000 additional post-secondary degrees by 2020) will benefit ALL of Louisville. Everyone can make a difference and help ensure that 15,000 of 55,000 new degree holders will be African-American.

How we do it…

Neighborhood Focus

Working with students and families in the California, Newburg, Parkland, Russell and Shawnee neighborhoods

Community Strategy

Supporting students and families

Faith Strategy

Connections with congregations to support college students and families

Scholarships

To local colleges and educational institutions. Fill out the scholarship application at the Community Foundation to get started.

Partnerships

Community, business, faith institutions and education systems

Data Driven Advocacy

Understanding the data to push for change

Invest in the movement

Your contribution will help us meet our goal: 15,000 additional degrees in Louisville’s African-American community.

Our 2017 Steering Committee Members

Carl Brazley

Carl Brazley

New West
Delquan Dorsey

Delquan Dorsey

Jefferson County Public Schools Diversity, Equity and Poverty Programs
Krista Drescher-Burke

Krista Drescher-Burke

Jefferson County Public Schools Diversity, Equity and Poverty Programs
Kevin Fields

Kevin Fields

Louisville Central Community Center
Pastor Tim Findley

Pastor Tim Findley

Kingdom Fellowship Christian Life Center
Ralph Fitzpatrick

Ralph Fitzpatrick

University of Louisville
Audwin Helton

Audwin Helton

Spatial Data Integration
Alice Houston

Alice Houston

Houston-Johnson, Inc
Pastor Vincent James

Pastor Vincent James

Elim Baptist Church
Larry McDonald

Larry McDonald

Lincoln Foundation
Sadiqa Reynolds

Sadiqa Reynolds

Louisville Urban League
Frank Smith

Frank Smith

Simmons College
Daryle Unseld

Daryle Unseld

Metro United Way
Lawrence E. Wilbon

Lawrence E. Wilbon

Louisville Urban League

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