Welcome to Houston

Current High School Partners


Current Fellows


Fellow Recruitment Goal*


Year Established


*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.

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Relentless Support

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.

Visit Us At Our New Location

We’ve moved! To make space for our growing team and be closer to the schools of many of our Fellows, we re-located our Houston office to 7457 Harwin Drive, Suite 263, Houston, TX 77036. We look forward to seeing you in our new space soon.

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

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