Category Archives: rural Virginia

The Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative

horseshoe initiative

Drawing a line from Virginia’s Eastern shore westward across Southside to Southwest Virginia, and then up the Shenandoah Valley, you trace an arc that represents 75 percent of the Commonwealth’s geography, where half million people have less than a high school education. As a result, Virginia ranks 31st nationally in the percentage of residents with at least a high school equivalency credential.

Click here to find One Course, One Virginia: The Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative

Click here for a PDF document: The Case for Support: The Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative.

Click here to find Elevate Virginia: Skills for Jobs and Business Growth