• February 15, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (February 14, 2018)

Initiative provides education & job training for 1,000 low-income Minnesotans

Summit Academy has surpassed the 100 GED mark as part of their “1,000 GED Campaign,” which aims to provide 1,000 low-income Minnesotans with education and job training. The 1,000 GED Campaign launched in October 2017, joined by U.S. Bank President & CEO Andy Cecere, Thor Construction CEO Ravi Norman and civic leader John Stanoch.

The 100th GED student in the 1,000 GED Campaign graduated earlier this month. The effort has raised over $3 million towards a goal of $5 million to provide 1,000 low-income Minnesotans with education and job training. Initial funding for the 1,000 GED Campaign includes major contributions from U.S. Bank, Target and Thrivent Financial Foundation. The State of Minnesota contributed $1.5 million to the campaign as part of the Omnibus Jobs Bill that passed the legislature and was signed by Governor Mark Dayton in 2017.

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