Home to the University of Chicago—and, until recently, President Barack Obama—historic Hyde Park is a lakefront community on the city's South Side. A diverse neighborhood known for its independent book stores and Asian and Middle Eastern restaurants, Hyde Park also houses the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Hyde Park Art Center. Affordable housing in the area can be found in the form of apartments and homes of every size. Corps members living in Hyde Park, along with the community as a whole, enjoy their proximity to Promontory Point (or simply, "The Point"), a peninsula in Burnham Park that stretches into Lake Michigan and is ideal for cycling, jogging, strolling, and taking in the incredible skyline views.
Get to Know OneGoal
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:
- Of the OneGoal Fellows who enroll in college, 84 percent are persisting in college and making progress toward graduation.
- Fellows have enrolled at Illinois Institute of Technology, the Univ. of Wisconsin, the Univ. of Illinois, Morehouse College, Connecticut College, Pomona College and others.
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.
Subjects And Grade Levels
- Early Childhood Elementary
- Middle School English
- Middle School Math
- Middle School Science
- Middle School Social Science
- Secondary Biology
- Secondary Chemistry
- Secondary English
- Secondary Math
- Special Education (K-12)