WELCOME TO HOUSTON

NUMBER OF SCHOOLS*

45

NUMBER OF FELLOWS*

2,300

YEAR ESTABLISHED

2012

*Includes current partner schools and Fellows as well as those being recruited to begin in the fall of 2017.

BIG CITY

BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE

Houston is the fourth largest city in our country with a quarter of a million students in the Houston Independent School District alone. The fact that only 8% of students from low-income communities in Houston are graduating from college is sobering. This reality made Houston the natural choice for OneGoal when we expanded from Chicago in 2012 to become a national organization.

CHANGING
THE NARRATIVE

Founded in 2013, OneGoal-Houston is currently operating in 29 schools across the Independent School Districts of Houston, Spring Branch and Aldine. By the end of the 2016-17 school year, OneGoal-Houston will serve more than 2,000 Fellows. We are also building deep and lasting partnerships with Houston-based colleges, community organizations, and corporate and philanthropic leaders to reshape college enrollment and persistence support for students in the region.

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YEAR ONE
CONFERENCES

Seven hundred Fellows will gather at this year’s annual Year One Fellow Conference, themed Wake Up. Rise Above., to learn about some of the challenges – and corresponding solutions – that they may face on their journey towards college graduation. Fellows will interact with each other, engage in volunteer-led panels, and strengthen their knowledge of the college process. Conferences will take place on February 11th and February 25th from 9:00am-2:00pm.
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JOIN US

Join us on March 2 in this unique tee off competition that helps raise awareness of OneGoal’s college persistence movement while celebrating the successes of our college-bound Fellows.

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MEET
MARISA

“I was the first person in my family to go to college, and many of the students I taught were as well. So I was sold when I learned about how OneGoal connects highly effective teachers with students with huge potential, and provides support to remove huge roadblocks and make college success attainable.”
Marisa Wolf
OneGoal – Houston Executive Director

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