Welcome to Chicago

Current High School Partners

42

Current Fellows

2,610

Year Established

2007

*This information reflects projections for the 2021-2022 school year.

Homegrown in Chicago

In today’s economy a postsecondary credential is crucial to attain social mobility and a family sustaining wage. Yet In Chicago, 69% of Chicago Public Schools students aspire to obtain a bachelor’s degree, but only 19% of those who attend open enrollment high schools are projected to get to college. As OneGoal’s founding region, we are here to empower Chicago’s students to not only pursue a postsecondary education but to realize their aspirations and earn their degrees.

“OneGoal helped me build academic skills to increase my college options and develop real life skills like resilience, goal seeing, and resourcefulness.”

Jawon Mayberry

OneGoal Alumnus
Southern Illinois University of Carbondale

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Persevering Through Community

Whether trying to make friends in college or coping with the loss of her dad, DePaul University sophomore Huda Ganatra has leaned on the support of her OneGoal community in order to stay on track to earn her degree in Accounting.

“I can text my OneGoal class any time. They’re like a family of 20 people! I know that they’ll respond whenever I reach out.”

Hear directly from Huda →

Scaling Up

We’re working to bring our in-school, teacher led model to students in every Chicago neighborhood by adding new high school partners and growing the number of students we serve in our current partners. We will not rest until all of our city’s students have an equitable opportunity to pursue their chosen postsecondary path.

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Meet Priya

“I grew up in a fiercely divided community, splintered across racial lines. I do this work to ensure students in communities like mine have access to an equal and excellent education in order to achieve dreams they didn’t know they could dream.”

Priya Linson
OneGoal – Chicago Executive Director

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Meet the Chicago team →

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