WELCOME TO HOUSTON

CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERS

44

CURRENT FELLOWS

1,600

FELLOW RECRUITMENT GOAL*

1,000

YEAR ESTABLISHED

2012

*This information reflects projections for the 2017-2018 school year.

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 27% of all HISD graduates earn a postsecondary degree within 6 years of high school graduation 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 operates in schools throughout the Independent School Districts of Houston, Spring Branch and Aldine and partners with a number of postsecondary institutions across Texas. We are also building deep and lasting partnerships with Houston-based community organizations and corporate and philanthropic leaders to reshape college enrollment and persistence support for students in the region.

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CHALLENGE

Become a Community Champion by participating in our “40 for 40” challenge. We seek to enlist 40 professionals across Houston to commit to a $40 monthly gift for one year. Champions receive premier access to volunteer opportunities, classroom visits, events and fundraisers. Each monthly gift goes directly towards expanding our impact in Houston and empowering more college graduates.

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PERSISTING
THROUGH CHALLENGES

Isabel Garcia succeeded in getting accepted into college and then failed her first semester classes. However, this did not stop her on her journey to college completion. Now a straight-A student, Isabel shares, “OneGoal made me continue to push forward. It helped me learn that I had a strength in me like no other, and it allowed me to tap into the untapped potential that I was told about my first day in class.”

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Emely, a OneGoal-Houston Year One Fellow from James Madison High School, shares how her Program Director, Maxwell Akuamoah-Boateng, is positively impacting her plans beyond high school. Mr. A is just one example of the critical role that influencers play in the lives of young people and inspires us to be relentless in our support of our Fellows’ journeys to college graduation.

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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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