Why We Partner With

Postsecondary Institutions

In high school, our program helps Fellows prepare for the inevitable obstacles that they’ll face on college campuses or postsecondary programs. But we ask ourselves, how do we ensure they continue to find support once they leave the OneGoal classroom? And better yet, can some of the obstacles that get in the way of graduation be removed altogether?

Our Postsecondary Partnership staff closely collaborates with higher education institutions eager to become more accessible to all students and ensure they succeed. Together, we explore academic, financial, and other critical opportunities that lead to more diverse graduating classes, increased student retention and more Fellows reaching graduation.

A Benefit To Students

When a student attends a OneGoal partner institution, their network of support grows to includes their Program Director, OneGoal staff and school staff. Through these support systems, Fellows can be connected to:

Impact to Campuses

Robert Morris University
Transitions are hard. In collaborative partnership to address this, OneGoal partner Robert Morris University has reformatted their academic structure so that D and F grades incurred during a student’s first year are automatically converted to Pass/Fail. In doing so, GPA isn’t affected, nor the financial aid packages dependent on it.

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Lone Star College – North Harris
Partnering with our Houston region, Lone Star College – North Harris expanded its work study opportunities by piloting a structure that allows Fellows to work for off-campus, community-based organizations like OneGoal. Students gain transferable skills while earning fair wages to support their school expenses.

Our Postsecondary Partners

We’re grateful for all of our post-secondary partners for their shared belief in students’ potential and their commitment to supporting students of color, students from low-income communities, and first-generation college-goers.

Chicago Postsecondary Partners

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Arrupe College

City Colleges of Chicago Harold Washington College

City Colleges of Chicago Harry S. Truman College

City Colleges of Chicago Kennedy-King College

City Colleges of Chicago Malcolm X College

City Colleges of Chicago Olive-Harvey College

City Colleges of Chicago Richard J. Daley College

City Colleges of Chicago Wilbur Wright College

Columbia College Chicago

DePaul University

Dominican University

Elmhurst College

Illinois State University

National Louis University

North Park University

Northern Illinois University

Quincy University

Robert Morris University Illinois

Saint Xavier University

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Springfield

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Western Illinois University

Year Up Chicago

Houston Postsecondary Partners

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Blinn College

Lone Star College System

Sam Houston State University

Texas Southern University

Texas Tech University

University of Houston

University of Houston - Downtown

Massachusetts Postsecondary Partners

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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Bridgewater State University

Bunker Hill Community College

Framingham State University

Northern Essex Community College

Quincy College

Salem State University

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Boston

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

New York Postsecondary Partners

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CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College

CUNY Guttman Community College

CUNY Hunter College

CUNY Queens College

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