OMD Raises Record Amount at Degrees of Impact Gala
One Million Degrees raised a record $795,000 at its 11th annual Degrees of Impact: A Food and Wine Tasting gala. The June 1st benefit attracted 650 guests and honored OMD Scholars and alumni, with special recognition to the Honorable Melissa Bean, Chairman of the Midwest, JPMorgan Chase.
OMD/x With Professor Dan McAdams
More than 100 OMD community members and supporters attended a special presentation by Northwestern University Professor Dan McAdams. In his presentation, he discussed the role of assessment of intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies in a person's journey to becoming an adult.
Mayor Emanuel Praises OMD at 3rd Annual Corporate Leaders Breakfast
More than 100 Chicagoland executives gathered to discuss the diverse and motivated talent pipeline community college graduates comprise for the region's workforce. In his keynote address, Mayor Emanuel said, "Today, because of One Million Degrees and the community colleges and their reputation, the World Bank calls the City Colleges of Chicago the best college to career program in the USA."
One Million Degrees empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life.