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One Million Degrees (OMD)— a Chicago nonprofit organization that empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life—is now accepting applications for its volunteer coaches. OMD Coaches work with scholars in a one-on-one and small group setting to provide professional and personal support throughout the academic year, while helping to broaden scholars’ horizons of career aspirations and possibilities. Coaches are supported with ongoing training by OMD to ensure a positive and productive volunteer experience, and also have opportunities to connect with fellow coaches to expand their own professional networks.

Families Making A Difference

Youth Guidance’s Parent & Family Engagement initiatives equip parents and caring adults with skills to support their children’s educational experience and to improve school outcomes. A core value for Youth Guidance since its inception, services are aligned with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and currently engage more than 1,400 parents in 46 Chicagoland schools.

Parent & Family Engagement "Families Making A Difference" back-to-school jump start focus group and parenting sessions utilizing Professor Jelani Mandara's B-PROUD curriculum is taylored for parents and caregivers of African American adolescents addressing the four parent styles.

Focus Group meet every other Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
Parenting Sessions meet every Tuesday and Thursday

For additional information contact:
Alice Hill, Family Engagement Coordinator; 312-752-8478
Della Ezell, Program Manager; 312-404-3202

Coach a Scholar at Kennedy-King College

The One Million Degrees Volunteer Coach application for the 2016-17 year is now open to professionals from across the Chicago area to make a difference in the lives of One Million Degrees community college scholars. For a glimpse into the One Million Degrees Coaching experience, meet Asiaha “Mrs. Englewood” Butler, an OMD Coach and President and Founder of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood.

Coach a One Million Degrees Scholar

Help support a low-income, highly motivated Kennedy-King College student on his or her path to success. Give just a couple of hours a month and make a profound difference in the lives of our scholars. 

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