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Initiative aims to boost US college graduate ranks

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Twenty U.S. cities, including Fort Wayne, have been chosen as the first partners in a national initiative aimed at increasing the ranks of college graduates.

The Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation on Wednesday promised as much as $200,000 to the cities over three years. The foundation’s goal is to raise the percentage of Americans with college degrees from 38 percent to 60 percent by 2025.

In several cities, the Lumina support will boost existing efforts like Louisville, Ky.’s 55,000 Degrees program and Say Yes in Syracuse and Buffalo.

Also chosen were Albuquerque, N.M.; Boston; Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Columbus, Ind.; Greensboro, N.C.; Houston and San Antonio, Texas; Kalamazoo, Mich.; Memphis, Tenn.; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Providence, R.I.; Quad Cities, Iowa/Ill.; Santa Ana, Calif. and South Seattle, Wash.

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