Welcome to Houston

Current High School Partners

21

Current Fellows

1,880

Year Established

2012

*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

Our Vision for Houston

From a career in radiation therapy to pursuing PhDs, OneGoal-Houston Fellows are setting and achieving big goals. We hold a relentless belief that all Houstonians deserve choice and the life that comes with a college degree.

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 →