OneGoal is a coalition of teachers, students, school leaders and education advocates working to close the college degree divide and create a more equitable future.
The OneGoal and Chicago Beyond partnership was designed around one simple question: What if OneGoal could reach more young people than ever before? For the past three years, Chicago Beyond has worked with OneGoal to develop and launch a “whole school” pilot to support a broader set of students with varying degrees of academic preparedness.
The new format released a single teacher (known as a Program Director) from other teaching duties, allowing them to teach only OneGoal and to reach four times the number of students than the traditional 25 student cohort. Through Chicago Beyond’s support and thought partnership, four Chicago high schools have administered the OneGoal course to hundreds more students, providing them with the tools and skills they need to pursue their postsecondary aspirations. Chicago Beyond’s partnership has also supported a study to test the effectiveness of OneGoal’s traditional one-cohort-per-teacher model.