Welcome to Metro Atlanta

Current High School Partners

9

Current Fellows

360

Fellow Recruitment Goal*

280

Year Established

2016

*This information reflects projections for the 2019-2020 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.

Stepping Up During COVID-19

Helping Fellows navigate COVID-19 and remain on track has never been more critical. In response, we created a COVID-19 page detailing important shifts to our program and providing resources. We also launched Forward Together, a campaign to help raise the necessary funds to serve our community now and throughout this pandemic.

Review our COVID-19 resources →
Donate to our Forward Together campaign →

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.

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 Taylor

“I’ve had the privilege of working with students & educators in every corner of Metro Atlanta. I’m committed to doing everything I can, alongside parents, students and community leaders, to see our city live up to its social justice legacy.”

Taylor Ramsey
Executive Director
OneGoal – Atlanta

Contact Taylor →
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