One Million Degrees (OMD) raised a record $795,000 at its 11th annual Degrees of Impact: A Food and Wine Tasting gala. The June 1st benefit, which attracted 650 guests.
One Million Degrees received a $100,000 Impact Grant last night from Impact Grants Chicago to support new technology to expand OMD’s work with Chicago-area community college students.
One Million Degrees is adding corporate partnerships and extending its employment readiness programs and services to more City Colleges of Chicago students through a new public private partnership with two leading Chicago employers.
Dan McAdams explains how identity plays a role in forging social mobility to more than 100 OMD community members.
More than 100 Chicagoland executives gathered to discuss the diverse and motivated talent pipeline community college graduates comprise for the region's workforce.
Speaking to 500 Scholars and Alumni at One Million Degrees’ annual Scholar Orientation Day on August 15th, City Colleges Chancellor Juan Salgado called the students “the largest single asset in the City of Chicago.”
After she was accepted at DePaul, Sanchez volunteered to become an [OMD] coach... “You can’t do it on your own,” Sanchez said. “I know I’m the one staying up nights and doing the homework, but you need someone in your corner. After I had that experience I just wanted to do more and give back.”
Co-chaired by Deb Gross, Caroline Grossinger, and Rose Lizarraga, the benefit attracted nearly 600 people, who set the stage for helping 1,000 high-potential community college scholars across Chicago by 2018 succeed in school, work, and life.
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.”
Students at Harold Washington, Harper colleges receive academic support, full-time work opportunity