Kathleen Mandlehr

109 East Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 855-1001

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A Conversation With Louisville

Serving Jefferson County in Kentucky, DegreesWork joined the Network in 2013.

Why does this work matter? Why are you building a pathway locally for adults to come back and complete a degree?

We calculate that there are 90,000+ adults in the Greater Louisville area who started college but did not complete. Degrees Work is a part of the 55000 Degrees initiative in the Louisville area – increasing the number of college degrees by 55000 by the year 2020.

Who were your first champions?

Greg Fischer, the Mayor of Louisville, the Presidents of our seven partner colleges, Greater Louisville Inc. (the Louisville Chamber of Commerce), the Louisville Free Public Library and KentuckianaWorks, our workforce development agency

What's your goal? What are you aiming for?

Increase the number of adults completing college an additional 15000 by 2020.

Why is your community an awesome place?

Great sense of community, a thriving art and cultural community and some of the best food in the US. Plus what’s not to love about Derby and bourbon!

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Advising Staff

1 Full Time
1 Part Time
1 College Pro Bono


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An additional 15,000 adults completing college by 2020