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 Switzerland.

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 increase 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.

Education Center Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.,m.
Friday, please call to make sure someone will be at the
Education Center.