Lifelong learning

LibraryAware Community Award: The city and the Louisville Free Public Library shared this national award for our joint commitment  to lifelong learning.

By All Means: Louisville was one of six cities chosen for this Harvard Graduate School of Education program working to close the achievement gap for socio-economically disadvantaged children.

Career Calculator: This new online tool puts updated job and education data at people’s fingertips; part of our Cradle to Career goal to create a cycle where education leads to jobs and family- supporting wages. In its first three months, it was used by 8,000 people. 

5,100 — SummerWorks set new records in 2016, placing 5,100 young people ages 16-21 in jobs with more than 140 employers.

$6.4 million — Funds raised for the Compassionate Schools Project, which is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of a 21st-century health and wellness curriculum. Started with three Jefferson County Public Schools, it is being expanded to 25 schools over the next two years.

44.7% — Working-age adults with at least an associate’s degree, a new record.

610 — Adults who’ve received free software development training through KentuckianaWorks’Code Louisville program since 2014.

800 — Children in 2016 Camp Kindergarten readiness program, a 10-fold increase over 2014.