Press Releases

OneGoal Statement on Transgender Student Bathroom Complaints

Chicago IL (Feb. 14, 2018) – At OneGoal, we believe in the humanity of all students — regardless of race, religion, gender and sexual orientation, which is why we do not condone the Education Department’s rejection of complaints filed by transgender students who are banned from restrooms that match their gender identity.

According to the Education Department, “restroom complaints from transgender students are not covered by a 1972 civil rights law called Title IX.” We respectfully disagree. Schools are meant to be safe and empowering spaces. When students feel threatened or unwelcome, they are unable to strive and thrive as their very identity is being devalued and discouraged. This is the definition of a civil rights issue.

As violence against transgender people continues to rise, it is important that we support, protect and respect the rights of transgender students everywhere. And we are committed to standing in solidarity with transgender students and fighting for their rights as human beings.

OneGoal - Houston Hosts Inaugural Gala

OneGoal - Houston Hosts Inaugural Gala HOUSTON, May 20, 2019 -- OneGoal - Houston, a leading college access and success organization, celebrated its first graduating...

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OneGoal - Chicago Celebrates Graduating Seniors at Annual Gala

OneGoal - Chicago Celebrates Graduating Seniors at Annual Gala CHICAGO, May 9, 2019 -- Leading college access and success organization OneGoal celebrated the Class of...

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OneGoal Board names Melissa Connelly as CEO and Jeff Nelson as Chair of the Board

OneGoal Board names Melissa Connelly as CEO and Jeff Nelson as Chair of the Board CHICAGO, April 25, 2019 — OneGoal, a leading national college access...

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