Students from low- and high-income communities aspire to complete their postsecondary education at similar rates. But those from low-income communities, the majority of whom are students of color, face enormous systemic barriers to earn their degrees. As a result, hundreds of thousands of young people transition to adulthood without the skills, experiences, and credentials needed to build careers and lives of their choosing.
A closer look shows the vast majority of students who do not complete their postsecondary education are pushed out of the system between the final two years of high school and first year of a postsecondary program. We believe that to close the college degree divide and create greater levels of equity in the United States, we must address these barriers during the postsecondary transition at scale.
That is the OneGoal opportunity.
OneGoal addresses the depth and breadth of the problem by focusing on three pivotal transitional years from high school through the first year of college, working in close partnership with districts, high schools and postsecondary institutions.
Students from low- and high-income communities aspire to complete their postsecondary education at similar rates. But those from low-income communities, the…