On December 20, 2019, Kim and Ed met with Dr Cshanyse Allen at the Innovative Healthcare Institute. Her institute is in east Athens, and focuses on providing the residents of east Athens with a way to get trained and certified in Certified Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, EKG, or PCT so they can start a career in the healthcare industry. In addition, starting next month, they will be providing GED classes for any of their students that need a GED. She's been doing this for about 5 years now, has a pass rate in the high 80% range, and an employment rate for her graduates of 100%. What an amazing lady, and an amazing success story.
She serves the very same communities Ashton served, and her story just "spoke" of Ashton! To help her in this worthy cause, the Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation was able to provide Dr Allen a grant of $2500, which will allow her to do bulk-buys of text books, scrubs, and shoes that will allow her graduating students to go directly into the workforce fully equipped for success!