Scalable And

Making a Difference

A Nationwide Movement

OneGoal has grown from a small afterschool program serving just 32 students in Chicago to a nationwide movement that will serve some 13,500 in six communities by the end of the 2021/22 school year.

The 2021/22 School Year*




High Schools



*This information reflects current numbers and recruitment projections for the 2021-2022 school year.

The Results


of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution


of those persist one year after high school graduation

The Research


A new rigorous evaluation conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago confirms OneGoal has a significant, positive impact on students’ postsecondary outcomes.


  • Compared to their peers, OneGoal Fellows are 46% more likely to enroll in college, 47% more likely to persist for at least two years, and 40% more likely to complete a degree.


  • The study shows that “OneGoal leads to significant, positive improvements on nearly all academic outcomes of interest,” including academic milestones such as high school attendance rates, GPA, and high school graduation rates.



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The Research

Why This Matters


The results confirm that our low-cost, three-year intervention—which prioritizes vulnerable students—expands students’ college and career options while positively impacting high school academic milestones such as attendance rates, GPA, and high school graduation rates. These factors have significant and lasting results on students’ postsecondary success and career trajectories.


At the same time, it underscores the complex challenges students face on their road to postsecondary completion.


This is what is fueling OneGoal’s next strategic plan, which is centered on ensuring that our students earn postsecondary degrees at 2X the rate of their peers. We’re investing in bold innovations to ensure more students enroll in quality postsecondary paths and providing differentiated support to ensure more students graduate.

Why This Matters

“Our study found evidence that OneGoal has a strong, positive, and statistically significant effect on postsecondary enrollment, persistence, graduation and nearly all academic outcomes of interest.”

Dr. Kelly Hallberg

Scientific Director
Inclusive Economy Lab
The University of Chicago