The degree divide.

A national injustice.

OneGoal is a coalition of teachers, students, school leaders and education advocates working to close the college degree divide and ensure all young people can achieve their postsecondary dreams.

OUR APPROACH

Great teachers
lead our work.

 

OneGoal is uniquely led by excellent teachers (Program Directors) already working in high schools. We support them
with a trailblazing curriculum, training and coaching, technology, and access to our partner postsecondary institutions.

 

Meet our Program Directors

TEACHER
DRIVEN

We prioritize underserved students.

 

We match each Program Director
with a cohort of 25-30 students
(Fellows) whose talents and strengths
are often overlooked and whose postsecondary
education prospects are limited due to academic and socioeconomic barriers.
 
Meet our Fellows

UNDERSERVED
STUDENTS

Our unique model is
proven to work.

 

Program Directors work with
same group of Fellows from
their junior year of high school
through their first year of postsecondary education.
Fellows explore their identities and aspirations, build academic skills, and learn to anticipate and overcome roadblocks to ensure they
reach graduation.

 

Learn more about our Model

THREE
FORMATIVE
YEARS

THE RESULT

81%

of OneGoal high school graduates
enroll in a postsecondary institution

86%

of those who enroll
persist one year later

OUR STORIES

My biggest lessons

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For OneGoal’s 10-year anniversary, Co-Founder + CEO Jeff Nelson recorded a video reflecting on the main lessons he’s picked up in leading the organization for the last decade.

10 Year Anniversary

In celebration of OneGoal’s 10-year anniversary, co-founder and founding Program Director Matt King shares memories of how it all first started and how far we’ve come in a decade.

Read Matt's full story

More than just teaching

“Teachers are mentors, we’re support systems, and at times some of us have to be a second set of parents. If you want to see success, you have to go over and beyond the call of duty.”

Zazalleesha Swanson
Program Director, OneGoal – Houston

Read Ms. Swanson's full story

JOIN ONEGOAL

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“Before OneGoal, I actually had the same goals as a teacher that I do now, just now they are attainable. And now I have access to resources, training and support.”

Sasha Fawaz
Program Director, OneGoal – Chicago
Catalyst Maria High School

BECOME A PROGRAM DIRECTOR