Evansville, IN – In 2007, CAJE received commitments from the Evansville-Vanderburgh County School Corporation (EVSC) for a pilot program designed to increase the number of at-risk high school students in technical training by 25% each year.
The EVSC school board also agreed to a new six-point plan to increase Evansville’s public school literacy rates among children from kindergarten to third grade. CAJE leadership has been meeting with the EVSC school board quarterly to monitor the progress of these two programs.
After implementing these two pilot programs, EVSC realized they needed to restructure the school system. A reading program has been implemented which has dramatically increased reading levels. Also, a new high school/technical center has been built, providing all local high school students access to technical training.