Corporate Leaders Gather to Hear Mayor Emanuel Discuss Importance of Launching Community College Graduates into the Workforce

At 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.” 

As our scholars, alumni, and supporters proclaimed throughout the morning, One Million Degrees is making a meaningful difference – and needs to grow. All Chicago students deserve a college degree and the skills to launch an upwardly mobile career, and One Million Degrees is making this milestone possible for hundreds of high-potential community college students across our region. 

View photos from the event here, and watch a video compilation from the breakfast below!