OMD Wins Make It Better Philanthropy Award

OMD was recognized in the Education category as “an impactful and inspiring organization” and selected for its combination of “excellence, scalability, efficiency, leadership and effectiveness.”

OMD Logo Shines in New York's Times Square

In recognition of winning a Chicago Innovation Award, One Million Degrees' logo shone bright over Times Square after OMD CEO Paige Ponder and Chief Program Officer Veronica Herrero helped ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ.

OMD Featured on ABC Chicago's NewsViews

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. 

OMD Alumna Sits Down with CEO in the StoryCorps Booth

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)