Hammond is the 5th largest city in Indiana and is located at the very Northwestern corner of the state, right along the Indiana – Illinois border. Home to 80,000 residents, it is the most populated city in Lake County and is part of the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Affordable housing opportunities include apartments, condos and homes for both sale and rent. Sitting along Lake Michigan, there are spectacular views as well as numerous recreational and entertainment opportunities. Whether they are spending time at Lost Marsh Golf Course (an 18-hole championship golf course with a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Club House), enjoying a concert at Horseshoe Casino or Wolf Lake Pavilion or having some outdoor water fun at the Hammond Marina, corps members, and the larger community, have a diverse group of activities to keep them occupied year-round.
OneGoal is the country’s only teacher-led college persistence initiative. By identifying and supporting effective teachers to lead high-need students to strong academic outcomes, OneGoal seeks to make college possible for all, regardless of geography or family income.
The program begins by recruiting exceptional teachers committed to putting their students on a path to college. Throughout their junior and senior years, those students (OneGoal Fellows) then receive a comprehensive system of supports and resources designed to prepare them to apply, enroll, and graduate. To date:
OneGoal began its Chicago work in one South Side high school in 2003. Today, the organization partners with 50 teachers in 23 high schools to serve nearly 1,300 students city-wide.