OMD Alumna sits down with CEO in the StoryCorps Booth
Karina Esparza has been an integral part of OMD for the past three years, first as a scholar and now as our Operations Intern as she studies for her BA in Psychology at DePaul University. Her story is nothing short of amazing. Listen to OMD CEO, Paige Ponder, interview Karina in partnership with StoryCorps in Chicago. (Produced by Anne Ford)
WTTW's Chicago Tonight Profiles One Million Degrees' Malcolm X Program
Chicago Tonight reporter Brandis Friedman spent four hours shadowing OMD Scholar Nika Pruitt around Malcolm X College, learning more about the obstacles she faces, her determination to become a radiologist, and the support OMD provides her.
One Million Degrees Receives $400,000 Grant from JPMorgan Chase to Expand Programming
"We are excited to be able to leverage the high-quality education at Malcolm X College along with One Million Degrees' comprehensive program to support hundreds of individuals who will work in hopsitals, clinics and healthcare facilities throughout the region," said Whitney Smith, Executive Director - Midwest, Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase.
One Million Degrees empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life.