WELCOME TO HOUSTON

CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERS

35

CURRENT FELLOWS

1,600

FELLOW RECRUITMENT GOAL*

600

YEAR ESTABLISHED

2012

*This information reflects projections for the 2018-2019 school year.

BIG CITY

BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE

Houston is the fourth largest city in our country with a quarter of a million students in the Houston Independent School District alone. The fact that only 21% of all HISD graduates earn a postsecondary degree within 6 years of high school graduation is sobering. This reality made Houston the natural choice for OneGoal when we expanded from Chicago in 2012 to become a national organization.

CHANGING
THE NARRATIVE

Founded in 2013, OneGoal-Houston operates in schools throughout the Independent School Districts of Houston, Spring Branch and Aldine and partners with a number of postsecondary institutions across Texas. We are also building deep and lasting partnerships with Houston-based community organizations and corporate and philanthropic leaders to reshape college enrollment and persistence support for students in the region.

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WITH US

Mark your calendars! We are hosting our first ever Graduation Gala on May 16, 2019. Many of you have been on this journey with us since our founding, while others have only recently joined our efforts. All of you are critical to making our mission a reality, and we invite you to join us for a night of gratitude, celebration, and planning for future impact. Together, We Go Further.

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Emely, a OneGoal-Houston Year One Fellow from James Madison High School, shares how her Program Director, Maxwell Akuamoah-Boateng, is positively impacting her plans beyond high school. Mr. A is just one example of the critical role that influencers play in the lives of young people and inspires us to be relentless in our support of our Fellows’ journeys to college graduation.

HOUSTON
STRONG

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall, and Houston was in the midst of one of the greatest natural disasters to ever hit the city. But our OneGoal community stepped up and showed our Fellows incredible generosity, support and commitment in the wake of great challenges.

A NOTE OF GRATITUDE FROM OUR TEAM

MEET
PATTY

“I believe there are limitless possibilities for our Fellows. I’m humbled to work alongside my region, our board, and our communities to support them to take hold of those possibilities. Together, we go farther.”
Patty Williams-Downs 
OneGoal – Houston Executive Director

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