Mission: Support economic development by increasing the number of City of Peoria and West Peoria high school graduates who complete a college or vocational program, thereby delivering a more skilled workforce for Peoria and West Peoria.
Peoria’s economic growth relies on an educated and skilled local workforce. But declining enrollments and falling graduation rates in Peoria’s school district, high poverty, and family flight, stand to leave the city with fewer skilled workers. Conversely, an increase in the number of local young adults with postsecondary degrees can translate into greater job opportunities, higher incomes, new home buyers, and a reduction in crime. Ultimately, the program will help to alleviate poverty and provide skilled workers to live and work in the Peoria area.
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