INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, who announced Wednesday his intention to run for a second term, believes a major education initiative has been one of the strengths of his first three years in office. Hogsett says Indy Achieves, a partnership aimed at boosting post-secondary education opportunities, will help Indianapolis residents be ready for "the jobs of tomorrow."

Indy Achieves is a partnership involving the city, EmployIndy, Ivy Tech Community College and IUPUI slated to begin in the fall of 2019. The effort will administer scholarship and grant programs and look to tap into philanthropic resources to make secondary education more accessible.

The first-term Democrat announced that he would run for re-election during an event Wednesday at the Phoenix Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. All 25 seats on the Indianapolis City-County Council will also be on the ballot next year.