Welcome to Houston

Current High School Partners

25

Current Fellows

2,550

Year Established

2013

*This information reflects projections for the 2021-2022 school year.

Our Highest Feeder Colleges + Universities

  • Blinn College, Brenham Campus
  • Houston Community College
  • Lamar University
  • Lone Star North Harris
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • San Jacinto College
  • Stephen F. Austin University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston-Downtown
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Texas San Antonio

Big City

Big Opportunity for Change

Houston is the fourth largest city in our country with a quarter of a million students in the Houston Independent School District alone. Today, just 21% of Houston Independent School District students living in low-income communities obtain a postsecondary degree, compared to 67% of students from our nation’s most affluent communities. This is not for lack of ambition or talent, but for lack of opportunity and support.

“Before joining OneGoal, I had no idea I was going to attend college. I had concerns about how to pay for it. Thanks to OneGoal, I’m graduating high school and I will be attending college this fall.”

Britney Zamarron

OneGoal Fellow
Northbrook High School

Impacting Futures

Thank you to all who joined us as we celebrated the brilliance, resilience, and accomplishments of Houston-area OneGoal Fellows. Together, we can close the degree divide to impact futures for Houston students.

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Local Results

In Houston, 82% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution and 78% of those persist in their education at the end of the OneGoal program (one year after high school graduation). In order to deliver transformative results for our students, we continue to strengthen our organizational culture, attract and empower diverse, talented staff to lead and learn, invest in innovation, and continue to strengthen our financial health.

Meet Patty

“I believe there are limitless possibilities for our Fellows. I’m humbled to work alongside my region, our board, and our communities to support them to take hold of those possibilities. Together, we go further.”

Patty Williams-Downs 
OneGoal – Houston Executive Director

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Meet the Houston team →

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