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One Goal Houston

  • One Goal Houston
  • 7457 Harwin Drive
    Suite 263
  • Houston, TX 77036
  • 281-556-0301
  • 2012

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.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 2300
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

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

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Nova Southeastern University (1)
  • Prairie View A & M University (2)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (1)
  • University of Houston (2)
  • University of North Texas (1)
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (1)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 88%