Welcome to Chicago

Current High School Partners

53

Current Fellows

3,200

Year Established

2007

*This information reflects projections for the 2020-2021 school year.

Homegrown in Chicago

In 2006, one year before OneGoal was founded, 6% of Chicago Public Schools ninth graders were projected to complete college. By 2017, projections had risen to 19%. However, that same research demonstrated that more than two-thirds of these students aspired to earn a bachelor’s degree. 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.

86%

of OneGoal-Chicago high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution

75%

of those who enroll persist one year after high school graduation

“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.

Bring OneGoal to your school →
Become a Program Director →

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

Contact Priya →
Meet the Chicago team →