OMD Expands Services to Chicago Housing Authority Residents

Backed by a new $500,000 grant, One Million Degrees (OMD) is expanding its comprehensive community college student support services to more Chicago Housing Authority residents attending the City Colleges of Chicago.

The new partnership between OMD, Chicago Housing Authority, and the City Colleges of Chicago is designed to set students on a path to complete their associate degree and launch careers that will enable them to achieve financial security and upward economic mobility. Nationally recognized researcher Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab and her team at the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice based at Temple University will evaluate the program.

The Kresge Foundation is providing the funding via a three-year grant as part of its work to better align and strengthen urban higher education ecosystems.

Read the full press release here