“On-line videos and social media are important sources of information that are motivating people to take action today,” said Fischer, who is chairman of the 55,000 Degrees board of directors. “By sharing their success stories, student volunteers will help us convince more people to finish college and earn their degrees.”
Louisville is making significant progress toward the community's goal of adding 55,000 college degrees by 2020. Despite the gain, Louisville will have to increase the rate of progress to meet the goal.
Simmons College of Kentucky, once a full-service university for the city’s African-American population, is working to regain its place in history.