LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2013) – U.S. Bank has made a$15,000 contribution to the 15K Degrees Initiative, supporting the organization’s efforts to increase postsecondary education attainment among Louisville’s African-American community.
15K is part of the larger 55,000 Degrees movement, which is committed to increasing overall education attainment in Louisville by 55,000 college degrees by 2020.15K aims to support the Greater Louisville Education Commitment goal by increasing the number of college degrees earned in Louisville’s African-American community by 15,000 by 2020.
“It’s critical to connect with students about postsecondary education before they reach their late teen years,” said David Wombwell, market president for U.S. Bank. “By providing a fitting $15,000 contribution toward 15K’s operations, the organization is able to expand outreach programs, make early impressions and help students attain the education needed to ensure lifelong success.”
“Increasing education attainment is critical in assuring that Louisville can sustain its economic well being, quality of life and prosperity,” said Alice Houston, co-chair for 15K. “U.S. Bank’s support will allow us to increase our on-the-ground capacity and reach youth at a young age to instill a college-going culture.”
U.S. Bank has 27 branches and employs nearly 250 people in the Louisville area.