Welcome to Metro Atlanta

Current High School Partners

8

Current Fellows

390

Year Established

2016

*This information reflects projections for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Need in Metro Atlanta

By 2025, it is projected that over 60 percent of jobs in Georgia will require some form of a college education, whether a certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree. And yet, only 27 percent of all Metro Atlanta ninth graders graduate from college within six years of high school graduation. The disparities in postsecondary completion widen for low-income communities, the majority of whom are students of color, at the exact time when postsecondary credentials have become more essential for accessing economic opportunity. Our collective responsibility is to ensure every young person in Metro Atlanta will have a path to social mobility through postsecondary achievement.

“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

Staying On Track

Hannibal Hendrix is a Fellow at Maynard Jackson High School in Atlanta whose school year was upended due to COVID-19. Determined to not let his dreams veer off track, he shares how he’s utilizing the resources around him to continue his college exploration.

Read Hannibal's Story →

Community Collaboration + Partnership

Our goal is to not only impact individual student outcomes but to help institutions adopt practices that equitably support all students to achieve their postsecondary aspirations. Our Metro Atlanta team collaborates with Achieve Atlanta and Learn4Life in order to deliver the highest quality support to our students and teachers.

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

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