More than 100 Chicago thought leaders joined former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in conversation with Alexi Giannoulias at OMD's 3rd annual OMD/x at Deloitte on February 9.
OMD CEO Paige Ponder and OMD Alumna Olivia Cruz sat down with Judy Hsu on ABC Chicago's Sunday morning NewsViews to discuss the important role OMD plays in providing personal, professional, academic, and financial support to our 700 scholars.
Karina Esparaza 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)
More than 640 organizations were nominated for Chicago Innovation Awards this year, and OMD is honored to be one of three inaugural winners of the Neighborhood Award category.
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.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined OMD's Scholar Orientation Day to celebrate the value of a community college education.
"One thing I learned is if people don't make fun of your goals, they're not big enough..." Christian Huerta, -OMD Scholar of the Year, Harper College '16
One Million Degrees celebrated twice as many graduates as last year at its annual Scholar Awards ceremony on June 21...