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‘STAFF’ STORIES

ONEGOAL CELEBRATES LATINX HERITAGE MONTH

For OneGoal staff, LatinX Heritage Month is a time honor LatinX's diversity and historical contributions while acknowledging the obstacles that continue to lay in the path of success for members of its community. Here OneGoal staff share their thoughts.

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I AM DACA, A TEACHER, A FATHER + SO MUCH MORE

David Blancas earned his bachelor's and master's degrees under the protection of DACA. With its removal, he now worries what for his family's future.

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FOR THESE ARE ALL OUR CHILDREN

OneGoal Co-Founder + CEO Jeff Nelson urges President Trump to keep his promise to DREAMers and continue providing DACA protection.

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OUR THOUGHTS ON CHARLOTTESVILLE

OneGoal CEO Jeff Nelson reacts to the hatred and violence that occurred at the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville.

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QUEER FELLOWS: KEEP BEING FEARLESS

Sometimes people will try to make you feel like you have to choose one identity over the other, shrink one identity over another, privilege one identity over the other, especially in education spaces. As much as you can help it, don’t give in to this. Show up in the fullness of your beautiful black and brown queer selves.

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TEACHERS: HONOR FELLOWS' IDENTITIES

When we teachers see our students and all of their fabulous intersectional identities, and when we honor and respect those identities, we create safer, more equitable spaces.

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TRUMP BUDGET MUST PRIORITIZE STUDENTS

In May 2017, President Trump administration’s released its proposed budget highlighting details on how federal funding for education would be impacted. I believe the proposed education budget ignores economic data and would have a devastating impact on students from low-income communities. We must not let it pass as is.

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ONEGOAL REFLECTS ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month is more than 28 days of reflection and remembrance of the struggles, the triumphs and the work that remains in the path toward becoming an equitable nation. For OneGoal, this is a time to take stock of the past to re-imagine what the future could hold for communities of color should our collective work towards justice succeed. Here OneGoal staff share their thoughts.

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WHY BLACK HISTORY MONTH MATTERS

OneGoal program staff members Will Collins and Lydia Young reflect on the progress made towards providing opportunities to communities of color and the work that remains ahead.

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AN OPEN LETTER FROM SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP

OneGoal's Jeff Nelson joins more than 400 social entrepreneurs and leaders to voice opinion on President Trump's January 2017 Executive Action.

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ONEGOAL STANDS WITH YOU

Many of us are hurting. The election cycle surfaced extreme divisions in our country, and since, there has been a distressing surge in instances of harassments, intimidation, and attacks against our brothers and sisters of color, our Muslim and Jewish brothers and sisters, our immigrant brothers and sisters, and our LGBTQ brothers and sisters.

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IGNORING RACE ISSUES WILL SOLVE EVERYTHING... SAID NO ONE EVER.

As I scroll through my polarizing Facebook news feed that inevitably arises after each reported shooting, I have a (few) bone(s) to pick with our country, and I won’t be silent about them.

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