Degrees of Impact: A Food & Wine Tasting

will be held Friday, June 1, 2018.


OMD/x: Narrative Identity and Social Mobility 

Northwestern University Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology Dan McAdams delivered a presentation to more than 100 OMD community members on how identity plays a role in forging social mobility. OMD incorporates this ground-breaking work into its programming and greatly appreciates Professor McAdams for joining us to raise awareness about how we can better support our scholars. See pictures from the event on OMD's Flickr.

Highlighted Events

OMD's Third 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."


OMD's Inaugural Back-to-School Bash

Hosted by OMD's award-winning Associates Board, our Inaugural Back-to-School Bash was a smashing success! Nearly 200 young professionals joined together and raised over $50,000 during a night filled with good friends -- old and new. See pictures from the event on OMD's Flickr.


OMD's 2017 Scholar Awards Ceremony

State's Attorney Kim Foxx addressed OMD's graduating scholars at Malcolm X College on June 20. More than 200 scholars graduated, ready to enroll in four-year universities or enter the workforce. Congratulations, grads!

Past Events

OMD's 10th Anniversary Food & Wine Tasting

Nearly 600 Chicago-area professionals celebrated OMD's decade of impact on June 2. OMD raised more than $775,000 at this year's Food & Wine --an increase of 40% from last year. 


OMD's 3rd Annual OMD/x with Arne Duncan

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.

One Million Degrees holds one-of-a-kind events throughout the year intended to expand our scholars' horizons and engage our volunteers and supporters.

Whether you’re helping our scholars through the ins and outs of networking at our annual "It's Who You Know" Speed Networking or dining on exquisitive cuisine and sipping on fine wine at OMD’s Annual Food & Wine Tasting (in support of our scholars AND your taste buds) there are countless ways to get involved, support our scholars, and see our program in action.