The Education Center of Rising Sun became a reality when the Lilly Endowment Inc. provided
$38 million in grants to the Region 9 EcO15 initiative. Economic Opportunities Through
Education by 2015 (EcO15) has provided grants which funded educational programs associated with
Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Hospitality/Tourism for 10 counties in Southeastern Indiana.
Counties include: Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and
The goal of EcO15 is to advance people in the Southeast Indiana region by at least one level in
their education, training, job placement, and income level. The project over time will help thousands of
residents in the region enhance their economic and educational well-being and overall quality of life. In
addition, EcO15 will incrfease skill levels and the quality of the work force, which in turn supports existing
companies while boosting the economy and creating a higher quality of life for residents in this region.
The City of Rising Sun granted permission for the Ohio County Community Foundation (Grant Administrator) to
take residence in the building on Smart Drive.
" 2013 - 2014 Upcoming Events"
Monday 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
START Winter Classes...Are in session at this time
(Skills, Tasks & Results Training) - American Hotel & Lodging Education Institute.
START classes will begin again in January 2014.
You are welcome to register at any time for the upcoming class.
Watch for dates of upcoming classes!
K-12 After School Individual Tutoring in January 2014