OneGoal launched the District Leadership Series, a new set of services designed to build district capacity for postsecondary success
The IL State Board of Education chooses OneGoal to provide postsec support through the state
Unprecedented internal and external research studies reaffirm OneGoal’s impact
OneGoal’s curriculum transitions online, allowing for the flexibility of diverse classroom settings
District Partnership Pilot launches in Baton Rouge, LA, Kenner, LA, and Elgin, IL
The national board adds a Fellow seat to amplify the student perspective in crucial decision-making
OneGoal named Melissa Connelly as its new CEO and Jeff Nelson as Chair of the National board
Look + feel of the organization is updated to better match the vibrancy and aspirations of Fellows
New delivery model prototype is designed and in pilot phase, testing our ability to achieve impact at scale
OneGoal aligned on new organizational foundations, including vision, mission, core values and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Launched new curriculum grounded in Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Successfully raised $31 million growth campaign to fund Phase III
OneGoal celebrates 10 years serving students.
OneGoal kicks-off Phase III to transform our program and launch new delivery models to enable us to reach exponential number of students.
OneGoal staff reaches nearly 130, with 61% of staff members identifying as people of color.
OneGoal completes Phase II and the 2017 $15M growth campaign
OneGoal staff reaches 100 staff members with 60% identifying as people of color
OneGoal expands to the Bay Area
Fellows are invited to the White House to attend the inaugural Beating the Odds Summit.
First OneGoal alumnus joins our staff.
OneGoal expands to Metro-Atlanta.
OneGoal expands to Massachusetts
University of Chicago Evaluation on OneGoal is published
President Obama shares the story of OneGoal Fellow, Caleb, and recognizes the impact and potential of OneGoal in his speech on College Opportunity
OneGoal begins work on building an organization that seeks and embraces diversity and fosters an environment of inclusion and cultural competency.
The Michael + Susan Dell Foundation becomes the first national foundation to invests in OneGoal via a multi-year gift.
OneGoal expands to New York.
Urban Students Empowered becomes OneGoal.
OneGoal expands to Houston.
How Children Succeed by NY Times author Paul Tough hits the stands and features OneGoal as an example of an intervention that successfully helps students build non-cognitive skills.
A Better Chicago becomes the first venture philanthropy firm to invest in US Empowered’s Chicago-focused work, and US Empowered joins its grantee portfolio as one of the firm’s first three investments.
The office moves to 215 W. Superior, allowing for expansion.
In August, NBA superstar Dwyane Wade and four of President Obama’s closest friends and basketball buddies, play ball at the East Bank Club with US Empowered supporters and students.
Marty Nesbitt addresses the incoming college graduating Class of 2016 at an annual Launch Conference a UIC.
US Empowered pilots our in-school program model, moving from our original after-school approach in order to serve more students and schools.
US Empowered partners with Northwestern University’s Chicago Field Studies program to recruit extra manpower/interns to augment our growing movement.
US Empowered hosts our first Graduation Gala at the University Club of Chicago.
OneGoal starts as an afterschool program called Urban Students Empowered (US Empowered) in Dunbar High School in Chicago.
The office is “headquartered” at a Caribou Coffee in downtown Chicago.