Welcome to Metro Atlanta

Current High School Partners

8

Current Fellows

240

Fellow Recruitment Goal*

360

Year Established

2016

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

The Need in Metro Atlanta

By 2020, 60% of jobs in Georgia will require some type of postsecondary degree. Earnings potential also increases dramatically with postsecondary attainment; a bachelor’s degree holder will earn about two and a half times more over their lifetime than someone with only a high school diploma. While high school graduation and college enrollment continue to improve in Atlanta, persistence to postsecondary completion continues to elude many of our city’s students. Of Metro Atlanta high school graduates, only 27% obtain a postsecondary degree or credential within five years.

Community Commitment

 
OneGoal is part of the Achieve Atlanta portfolio and began serving Fellows in the fall of 2017. We partner with Atlanta Public Schools and the DeKalb County School District to deliver our teacher-led, in-school model to Metro Atlanta’s high school students.

Unique Moment in Time

 
There is a tremendous coordinated effort from the municipal government, public school districts, post-secondary institutions, and the corporate community to improve college graduation rates. We are eager to engage with this community to leverage data and insights in pursuit of our shared commitment to college success for all.

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Being a Bright Spot

 
OneGoal was recently selected as a Post-Secondary Success Bright Spot by Learn4Life, a community initiative composed of school districts, communities, businesses, and nonprofits with a shared belief that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their potential.

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MEET
BROOKE

Meet Brooke

 
“OneGoal helps both harness and unleash the potential that resides in individual students, leaders, and the community at large. Nothing fuels me more than seeing this potential actualized and contributing to a world we can be proud of.”

Brooke Flowers
Executive Director
OneGoal – Atlanta

Contact Brooke →
Meet the Metro Atlanta team →

“That’s what OneGoal is all about: placing itself in the student perspective and serving as a guide and advocate for the students as they navigate the college application and persistence process, whatever their situation. That can make all the difference between earning a college degree and never making it onto a college graduation stage.”

Dr. Tim Renick

Vice President of Enrollment Management + Student Success
Professor of Religious Studies
Georgia State University