WELCOME TO HOUSTON

NUMBER OF SCHOOLS*

45

NUMBER OF FELLOWS*

2,300

YEAR ESTABLISHED

2012

*Includes current partner schools and Fellows as well as those being recruited to begin in the fall of 2017.

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 8% of students from low-income communities in Houston are graduating from college 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 is currently operating in 29 schools across the Independent School Districts of Houston, Spring Branch and Aldine. By the end of the 2016-17 school year, OneGoal-Houston will serve more than 2,000 Fellows. We are also building deep and lasting partnerships with Houston-based colleges, community organizations, and corporate and philanthropic leaders to reshape college enrollment and persistence support for students in the region.

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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.

PERSISTING
THROUGH CHALLENGES

Isabel Garcia succeeded in getting accepted into college and then failed her first semester classes. However, this did not stop her on her journey to college completion. Now a straight-A student, Isabel shares, “OneGoal made me continue to push forward. It helped me learn that I had a strength in me like no other, and it allowed me to tap into the untapped potential that I was told about my first day in class.”

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MARISA

“I was the first person in my family to go to college, and many of the students I taught were as well. So I was sold when I learned about how OneGoal connects highly effective teachers with students with huge potential, and provides support to remove huge roadblocks and make college success attainable.”
Marisa Wolf
OneGoal – Houston Executive Director

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