OneFuture Coachella Valley works to help all students graduate prepared for college, career, and life — expanding and enhancing the local workforce so that our youth and economy thrive.
While our name is new, our work is long-established. This effort launched in 2005 as a career pathways initiative under the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, and expanded to include a regional college access and scholarship initiative in 2009. Our partnership team now administers the selection and awarding of more than $1.4 million per year in scholarships and has been instrumental in creating a regional leadership focus on college and career success across all levels of education, business, and community.
Today, OneFuture Coachella Valley, an Alignment USA community, is advancing the Regional Plan to provide students with meaningful career explorations, work experience, and scholarships, as well as other supports for college success.
Key to this approach is involvement from our region's employers, which ensures that student preparation is aligned with local workforce needs.
In 2012, seventy-five regional stakeholders came together with support from the Ford Next Generation Learning network to write and adopt the Coachella Valley Regional Plan for College and Career Success — a five-year framework outlining how business and education will collaborate to achieve the following goals:
- Increase high school graduation rates
- Increase college readiness
- Increase college and higher skills training completion
- Increase career readiness
- Increase number of local students with higher wage jobs
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors
The Future is Ours Event 2018!
OneFuture Coachella Valley is grateful for the support of so many who care about the Valley’s future and the youth who are our future. We hope that the community will join us again in March 2019 for this inspiring event!
Generous event sponsors include: Cal State San Bernardino- Palm Desert Campus, UCR, Regional Access Project Foundation, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Coachella Valley Unified School District, Desert Sands Unified School District, Palm Springs Unified School District, and Riverside County Office of Education.
Business and community partners can ignite student success through the following initiatives.
Contact us to learn how you can get involved, or visit the Alignment portal for more information.
career pathways and academies
Rigorous academic experiences that prepare students for college and career.
Relationships that create valuable connections and alignment among community leaders and the future workforce.
Real-world exposure that develops the next generation workforce, leaders, and entrepreneurs.
scholarships and financial aid
Increase college access and completion for low-income students through financial aid, mentoring, and other supports.
Pete Del Rio, Chair
Managing Partner, Insight
Keith Jepsen, Secretary
President, Global Student Loan Corporation
Tom Davis, Treasurer
Chief Planning & Development Office
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Dr. Judith White
Riverside County Superintendent of Schools
Director of HR - JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Superintendent, Palm Springs Unified School District