Our Mission & Vision
Nationally, only 9% of students from low-income communities are expected to graduate from college. That stands in stark contrast to the 82% college completion rate made by their top-income peers. OneGoal is working to make college graduation possible for all students. As the nation's only teacher-led college persistence organization, we identify, train and support our nation's most effective teachers to lead underperforming high school students to reach their full potential and graduate from college.
OneGoal targets under-performing students in low-income high schools with an average incoming GPA of 2.7 and an incoming ACT/SAT score of 15/279 to become OneGoal Fellows.
OneGoal recruits, selects, and trains high-performing teachers working in schools to become Program Directors and implement our 3-year college success model.
OneGoal Program Directors work with a cohort of 25-30 Fellows to enroll in a college that they are most likely to graduate from by:
- Increasing college options
- Breaking down application and enrollment processes
- Establishing academic, financial and social foundations