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Friends and Families

The journey to and through college is complex and is often scary, especially for first-generation college students and their families. But you’re not in this alone. OneGoal is a coalition of teachers, school leaders, students, and postsecondary leaders who are committed to ensuring all students – not just those at the very top of their class or with the most resources – can have a real opportunity to realize their college dreams.

And every day, we deliver on that promise:

81%

of our high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution

86%

of those who enroll persist one year later

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Getting into college is an incredible accomplishment for all students, but graduation is the ultimate goal. OneGoal will walk alongside you and your student to help them build their vision of success, find and enroll in the right college or other postsecondary pathway for them, develop a financial plan, and help them strengthen their skills and mindsets to succeed.

Our support continues through the first year of their postsecondary education to ensure your student can overcome challenges and is set up to earn their college degree.

A proven solution

We have been working with students for 10 years, and with every year, we strive to improve by collaborating with our students, teachers and education experts. Our three-year model is proven to work for the students who need it most. Learn more about our model and what OneGoal looks like year by year.

Year 1 – Junior Year of High School

Year 2 – Senior Year of High School

Year 3 – Support Beyond High School

Our people + stories

There’s no single profile for OneGoal Fellows. They have diverse academic experiences and postsecondary ambitions, and might not yet believe college is an option, but are driven to build a future with choices and opportunity for themselves and their communities.

OneGoal Program Directors are excellent high school teachers who teach a variety of subjects in public schools. They believe deeply in the potential of all students and are inspired to see their students succeed.

Learn more about our community

we stand with dreamers

We are committed to defend Dreamers as the country works towards a permanent solution that will allow them to remain in the only country they call home, pursue college opportunities and live without fear. This is more than just a fight for students and immigrants, this is a fight for humanity.

Resources for Dreamers and allies

Where we work

OneGoal partners with public, nonselective high schools in Chicago, the Bay Area, Houston, Metro Atlanta, Massachusetts, and New York

Visit our regional pages to see a list of our partner high schools. If OneGoal’s in your student’s school, encourage them to speak to the OneGoal teacher to join.  If OneGoal is in your city, but not yet in your school, invite your school administrators to learn how they can partner with OneGoal.