Welcome to Bay Area

Secondary Partner

Current High School Partners

5

Current Fellows

950

Year Established

2017

*This information reflects projections for the 2023-2024 school year.

The Need In The Bay Area

Despite the vast innovation in the Bay Area, not all communities have benefited from the wealth generated by this technology boom. The Bay Area is home to nine counties and high schools in countless school districts – some of which are the most affluent in the nation. Yet only 38% of Black and 27% of Latino adults have attained an associate’s degree or higher compared to 71% of their white peers. This is not for lack of ambition or talent, but for lack of opportunity and support.

“One of the things I value most about teaching is building relationships with my students and helping them see and reach their true potential. OneGoal's mission aligns with mine and provides me with the tools to reach more kids, and hopefully inspire them to come back to their communities to do the same thing.”

Jessica Smith

Program Director
De Anza High School

Engaging Students

Each year, Student Summits held nationwide bring together OneGoal students for a day of learning and connecting with community members. Programming includes workshops, panel discussions, corporate engagement, and more in support and celebration of students’ postsecondary aspirations.

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Postsecondary Journeys

Hear from students Hiromi, Gabriel, and Esther about their postsecondary journey and experience with OneGoal.
Their amazing OneGoal Program Director and teacher Elizabeth Hunter shares how postsecondary planning contributes to closing the degree divide in the Bay Area.

Local Impact

In the Bay, we partner with 5 high schools across 2 districts to integrate postsecondary planning into the school day. OneGoal-Bay Area is coalition-building to grow in the East Bay, expand within Southern Alameda County and into the South Bay, so that we can work towards serving 2,000 students annually by 2025.

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Meet Symone

“As a first generation college student myself, I understand the challenges and systemic barriers that prevent many students from gaining college knowledge/access. My life’s work is to continue exposing the hidden curriculum in education so that all students know and feel that they have the power and choice to further their education.”

Symone Morales
Bay Area Executive Director

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Meet the Bay Area team →

Let’s Connect

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