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ABOUT


ABOUT


OVERVIEW   

Launched in 2012, Horizon Education Alliance (HEA) is a non-profit organization created by education, business, and community leaders in Elkhart County, Ind.

HEA is building a system for providing world-class education and training to every person in Elkhart County to equip them for a lifetime of well-being and meaningful work. Everyone here will have the practical, emotional, and social skills to thrive as the nature of work changes.

We engage people in county-wide, hands-on collaboration and connection to drive bold innovation and big outcomes — cultivating a shared sense of ownership and responsibility for our future.

Together, we’re doing it right: We’re using data to build deep understanding of what works, sharing the learning, and replicating successes across the county.

OVERVIEW   

Launched in 2012, Horizon Education Alliance (HEA) is a non-profit organization created by education, business, and community leaders in Elkhart County, Ind.

HEA is building a system for providing world-class education and training to every person in Elkhart County to equip them for a lifetime of well-being and meaningful work. Everyone here will have the practical, emotional, and social skills to thrive as the nature of work changes.

We engage people in county-wide, hands-on collaboration and connection to drive bold innovation and big outcomes — cultivating a shared sense of ownership and responsibility for our future.

Together, we’re doing it right: We’re using data to build deep understanding of what works, sharing the learning, and replicating successes across the county.

OUR WORK   

County-wide connection to drive bold innovation and big outcomes

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COUNTY-WIDE CONNECTION

We work together across communities for the betterment of the whole county—and we share the belief that education is the key to unlocking the full potential of all of our people.

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BOLD INNOVATION

We are building a system for providing world-class education and training to every person in Elkhart County to equip them for a lifetime of well-being and meaningful work.

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BIG OUTCOMES

We’re using data to build deep understanding of what works, sharing the learning, and replicating successes across the county.

OUR WORK   

County-wide connection to drive bold innovation
and big outcomes

hands shaking icon

COUNTY-WIDE CONNECTION

We work together across communities for the betterment of the whole county—and we share the belief that education is the key to unlocking the full potential of all of our people.

hands with lightbulb icon

BOLD INNOVATION

We are building a system for providing world-class education and training to every person in Elkhart County to equip them for a lifetime of well-being and meaningful work.

hand with torch icon

BIG OUTCOMES

We’re using data to build deep understanding of what works, sharing the learning, and replicating successes across the county.

OUR GOALS

1

Each child is socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically ready for success in kindergarten by age 5.

2

All children are prepared with the academic and 21st-century skills needed for success in high school (and beyond) by the end of 8th grade.

3

All students will graduate from high school and attain a post-secondary credential or degree within six years of high school graduation.

4

Elkhart County has a creative, educated, and skilled workforce.

5

Elkhart County has a culture of lifelong learning.

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Each child has a parent/ caregiver engaged in their learning journey.

OUR GOALS

1

Each child is socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically ready for success in kindergarten by age 5.

2

All children are prepared with the academic and 21st-century skills needed for success in high school (and beyond) by the end of 8th grade.

3

All students will graduate from high school and attain a post-secondary credential or degree within six years of high school graduation.

4

Elkhart County has a creative, educated, and skilled workforce.

5

Elkhart County has a culture of lifelong learning.

6

Each child has a parent/ caregiver engaged in their learning journey.

OUR VISION   

Elkhart County will be a world-class place to live, learn, work and play.

OUR VISION

Elkhart County will be a world-class place to live, learn, work and play.

OUR MISSION   

Horizon Education Alliance exists to strengthen collaboration, increase innovation, and move everyone from hope to belief that Elkhart County will be transformed through education.

OUR MISSION

Horizon Education Alliance exists to strengthen collaboration, increase innovation, and move everyone from hope to belief that Elkhart County will be transformed through education.

MODEL OF CHANGE

HEA is building a system across our close-knit communities for the betterment of the whole county, with the shared belief that education is the key to unlocking the potential of all our people.

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MODEL OF CHANGE

HEA is building a system across our close-knit communities for the betterment of the whole county, with the shared belief that education is the key to unlocking the potential of all our people.

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OUR HISTORY   

HEA emerged from a history of community conversations around how to prepare our county for the future. It all started in 2002 with the Horizon Project community initiative.

In 2009, the Great Recession left more than 18% of Elkhart County unemployed, making it one of the hardest-hit areas in the country.

In response, 200 community leaders came together to strengthen our county by building a coordinated system of world-class training and education.

In 2012, we launched HEA, and now have all seven public school superintendents, local business leaders, and other community leaders on our board.

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OUR HISTORY   

HEA emerged from a history of community conversations around how to prepare our county for the future. It all started in 2002 with the Horizon Project community initiative.

In 2009, the Great Recession left more than 18% of Elkhart County unemployed, making it one of the hardest-hit areas in the country.

In response, 200 community leaders came together to strengthen our county by building a coordinated system of world-class training and education.

In 2012, we launched HEA, and now have all seven public school superintendents, local business leaders, and other community leaders on our board.

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COUNTY-WIDE
CONNECTION

CONTACT US

Find out how you can be a part of this bold vision for Elkhart County.

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BOARD & STAFF

Meet the people who power our innovation in education and training through collaboration across the community.

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BOARD & STAFF

Meet the people who power our innovation in education and training through collaboration across the community.

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RECENT NEWS

Read the latest about what we’re doing across our
community to build a world-class system of
education and training in Elkhart County.

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RECENT NEWS

Read the latest about what we’re doing across our
community to build a world-class system of
education and training in Elkhart County.

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