We are the Patrick County Education
Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded
as an education-based economic development initiative serving
the people of Patrick County, Virginia.
Our Foundation began in 2001 in response
to the significant economic changes taking place throughout
our County, our region and our nation. As we watched the rapid decline
in our critical textile, timber and tobacco industries, it
became clear that we were witnessing a fundamental shift
from a labor-driven economy to one reliant on education and
information. If our citizens are to fully participate
in this new and emerging economy, Patrick County must acquire
the new economy’s capital—education. It
must become our County’s top priority.
The Patrick County Education Foundation
is providing the strong, focused leadership needed to
make this happen. Our mission: By 2011,
raise the education attainment levels of our County’s
citizens from among the lowest in Virginia to one of
the top 5 rural counties:
- In citizens with a high school education,
- In high school students going to college, and
- In the implementation of a working and effective program
of workforce initiatives.
Only through achieving this ambitious
initiative can we attract the vibrant new industries
and quality employment opportunities to assure Patrick
County citizens of a bright economic future.
We hope you will want to become
part of this exciting initiative! Our success depends
on the support and participation of many individuals,
organizations and corporations. The clock is ticking…
Please join us in building a brighter tomorrow for Patrick