In 2013, The Community Foundation, in partnership with the community, set a goal for the community.

At our annual June event, we announced that together we would increase the number of adults in Herkimer County and Oneida County who have bachelor’s degrees to 25 percent by 2025.

Through partnership and education grants, we are set to meet this historic goal in our community. With an increase in bachelor’s degrees, research suggests we will see these things happen in our community: higher income levels, lower poverty levels and less reliance on state and federal services.

Some ways we are meeting this goal:

  • Investing in already existing programs such as Young Scholars.
  • Bringing already successful programs, such as On Point for College in Syracuse, to this area.
  • Creating new programs and initiatives, such as Mohawk Valley Connect – which includes opportunities for internships, apprenticeships and mentorships.

We want you to be a part of this exciting education goal in Herkimer County and Oneida County. Contact us today.