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One Goal Houston

  • One Goal Houston
  • 14400 Memorial Drive
    Suite 240
  • Houston, TX 77079
  • 312-405-7748
  • 2003

Program Description

Our Mission & Vision

Nationally, only eight percent of ninth graders in low-income communities are expected to graduate from college by age 25. These numbers stand in stark contrast to rates for students in America who grow up in the top income quartile: 82 percent of these ninth graders are expected to graduate from college. OneGoal is a rapidly expanding movement dedicated to systemically changing this reality in Chicago, Houston and beyond. As the nation's only teacher-led college persistence organization, we identify, train and support our nation's most effective teachers to lead under-performing high school students to reach their full potential and graduate from college.

OneGoal Leadership Principles

There are five leadership principles that guide our work in classrooms. These leadership principles include ambition, integrity, professionalism, resilience and resourcefulness.

OneGoal Core Values

There are five core values that guide our work as a team. We are mission-driven and disciplined in thought and action. We also operate in relentless pursuit of excellence, with an eye on collective responsibility and sustainable success.

Growth & Expansion

Starting in 2012, OneGoal began expansion into a targeted group of new regions, starting with Houston, Texas. We have started to apply our learnings as a Chicago-based start-up and implement our model in other cities to empower students in high-need districts across the country. Phase II of OneGoal operations will include the 2012-2013 through 2016-2017 school years.

Throughout Phase II, OneGoal will continue to hone a delivery model that enables us to replicate effectively. Relying on our Phase II Strategic Plan, OneGoal will recruit and support teams in 3-5 regions - measuring impact, learning from challenges and leveraging best practices. During this time, we aim to boost our impact exponentially by serving more students and deepening our understanding of the key program elements that drive social impact.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Between 50% and 75%