June 24, 2014
Chamber partners with ACCE & Lumina Foundation to advance regional education attainment goals
“We have been excited to work with Lumina Foundation on regional strategies to engage businesses in education attainment,” said Mick Fleming, president of ACCE. “This latest step in that strategy enables us to support chambers that are maximizing the link between post-secondary education and economic development goals.”
The award will support Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s established goals to increase the percentage of high-quality credentials held by community residents after high school, including certificates, associate's degrees, and bachelor's degrees.
“Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber has clearly demonstrated momentum in advancing education attainment,” said Chamber President, Brian Carley, “and this award will help expand and deepen our work.”
Along with Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the winning chambers include: Metro South (Mass.) Chamber; Greensboro (N.C.) Chamber; Greater Sarasota (Fla.) Chamber; Birmingham (Ala.) Business Alliance; Greater Omaha Chamber; and the Aurora (Ill.) Regional Chamber.
This awards program serves to advance chambers’ previously defined regional attainment goals. The overall effort connects to Lumina Foundation's Goal 2025, a national effort to increase the percentage of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025. For more information about ACCE’s Education Attainment Division visit here.
About Lumina Foundation
Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an accessible, responsive and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve Goal 2025. For more information, visit here.