"If you want to help low-income students succeed (...) you also need to address their doubts and misconceptions and fears. To solve the problem of college completion, you first need to get inside the mind of a college student."
Who Gets to Graduate?
Paul Tough, NYTimes
One Million Degrees believes in the limitless potential of our scholars.
But we also know that they face significant obstacles in the pursuit of a degree. OMD offers groundbreaking, whole-student programming to low-income, highly motivated community college students to help them navigate these challenges while building key skills for success in school, in work, and in life.
With a dedicated and highly-trained program staff, OMD offers personal, academic, professional, and financial supports to each of its scholars. In addition to meeting one-on-one with their program coordinator and professional coach, scholars attend monthly Scholar Development Sessions to grow academically, professionally, and personally.
During their time at OMD, scholars transform into the leaders in their families, schools, communities, and careers that they’re meant to be.
Learn more about the comprehensive supports that comprise the OMD Program below.
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To assist our scholars in navigating the community college sphere, One Million Degrees has established partnerships with the seven City Colleges of Chicago, College of Lake County, Harper College, Prairie State College, and South Suburban College.