Welcome to Houston

Current High School Partners


Current Fellows


Year Established


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

Our Highest Feeder Colleges + Universities

  • Blinn College, Brenham Campus
  • Houston Community College
  • Lamar University
  • Lone Star North Harris
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • San Jacinto College
  • Stephen F. Austin University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Southern University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston-Downtown
  • University of Texas San Antonio

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.

“Before joining OneGoal, I had no idea I was going to attend college. I had concerns about how to pay for it. Thanks to OneGoal, I’m graduating high school and I will be attending college this fall.”

Britney Zamarron

OneGoal Fellow
Northbrook High School

Dream it. Achieve it. Gala

This past year brought significant challenges and immense adversity to many of our communities, yet our students continue to express their commitment to obtaining a degree and pursuing their most ambitious dreams.

Join us May 13 as we celebrate the brilliance, resilience, and accomplishments of Houston students at our Dream it. Achieve it. Virtual Gala.

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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 further.”

Patty Williams-Downs 
OneGoal – Houston Executive Director

Contact Patty →
Meet the Houston team →