OMD Welcomes 2018-19 Class of 200 Scholars

One Million Degrees welcomed 200 new Scholars – community college students who will be provided a full array of intensive support services – to a future of unlimited opportunities. The annual Scholar Orientation Day, held August 21st at Malcolm X College.

OMD Honors 200 Community College Student Graduates

One Million Degrees (OMD) honored 200 graduates from 10 Chicago-area community colleges on June 19 at its annual Scholar Awards Night, held at Chase Auditorium, with Keynote Speaker Rahm Emanuel. 

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OMD Raises $795,000 at Degrees of Impact Gala

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.

OMD Receives Prestigious Impact Grants Award

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.

OMD Welcomed new class of 815 scholars at orientation

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.” 

OMD Alumna Profiled in Sunday's Chicago Tribune

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.”