One Million Degrees is a powerful support system propelling scholars toward bigger and brighter futures. We provide guidance and advice, push them to excel, cheer them on, and equip them with tools to stay on track with college, career, and life. And we’ve had one remarkable year. Check out our web-based Annual Report to learn more about our action-packed 2016-2017 year.

As we enter our 11th year of transformation community college outcomes, we are honored to serve some of the city's most resilient, visionary people who have the potential to change the world. Through their own hard work and determination, OMD Scholars are altering the trajectory of their lives and the lives of generations that follow.

And as OMD continues to grow, so too does our impact. This year, our scholar class size grew by 56%; the number of volunteer coaches increased by 43%; and our on-site programs nearly doubled. OMD is changing the landscape of community college in Chicago, and our scholars are strengthening our community.

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