OMD's 10th Anniversary Food & Wine Tasting

Join us as we celebrate our 10th year of programming at this year's Food & Wine Tasting on June 2. Find more information here.

Highlighted Events

"It's Who You Know" Speed Networking

OMD's "It's Who You Know" Speed Networking brings together hundreds of industry leaders to help OMD Scholars sharpen their networking skills. Join us: Shake a hand, change a life.


OMD's 10th Annual Scholar Orientation

We kicked off OMD's monumental 10th year of programming at Scholar Orientation in August, where our new and returning scholars were inspired by the words of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, OMD Alumnus Jarrett Adams, and Instituto CEO (and 2015 MacArthur Fellow) Juan Salgado. 




Scholar Awards & Appreciation

Thank you to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for generously hosting One Million Degrees’ annual Scholar Awards graduation celebration. On June 21, 2016, OMD celebrated 150 graduates receiving their Associate’s Degrees and scholars’ exciting future plans. 


Past Events

OMD's 2nd Annual Corporate Leaders Breakfast

JPMorgan Chase announced a two-year, $400,000 investment in One Million Degrees’ expansion; OMD alumna and current Chicago Police Department Officer Maria Barraza noted OMD is the reason she is thriving today; and Mayor Emanuel explained that “With more of Chicago’s students graduating today than ever before, One Million Degrees plays a pivotal role in ensuring that our students are prepared for their next steps.” 


Alternative Summer Break

In the summer of 2016, OMD Scholars and three staff members traveled to the Washington D.C. area for a week of volunteering with a variety of nonprofits across the area to learn about the social & environmental issues those organizations are addressing. Many thanks to United Airlines for their help providing this amazing opportunity!

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One Million Degrees holds one-of-a-kind events throughout the year intended to expand our scholars' horizons and engage our volunteers and supporters.

Whether you’re helping our scholars through the ins and outs of networking at our annual "It's Who You Know" Speed Networking or dining on exquisitive cuisine and sipping on fine wine at OMD’s Annual Food & Wine Tasting (in support of our scholars AND your taste buds) there are countless ways to get involved, support our scholars, and see our program in action.