Mission & Guiding Principles
We believe in the power of partnership to unlock the talent of our youth. They are our future. With leaders from education, business, nonprofits, and community organizations, OneFuture Coachella Valley has aligned efforts toward a common vision: that every student will achieve their academic and career dreams, contribute their gifts and provide leadership to the future of our region. Today, thousands of Coachella Valley students are on the path to success in college, career and life. This is how we change an economy. When our youth succeed, our community thrives!
OneFuture Coachella Valley exists to assure students succeed in college, career and life — expanding and enhancing the local workforce so that our youth and economy thrive.
As an Alignment USA and Ford Next Generation Learning community, OneFuture Coachella Valley is providing students with meaningful career explorations in partnership with our school districts and colleges, practical work experience with our local business partners, and support for our students as they navigate college and become the future’s educated workforce.
OneFuture Coachella Valley administers a Scholar Success Program in partnerships with partners in the annual selection and award of scholarships for students from the Coachella Valley. Since 2009, more than $16 million in scholarships to 3,000 students have been awarded.
As part of the Scholar Success Program, OneFuture Coachella Valley provides Student Support Services including individual counseling and mentoring sessions, leadership conferences and seminars, financial aid counseling and scholarships, regular check-in with students, and links to internships, ensuring our students successfully persist through college and graduate ready to enter the workforce. We believe in a holistic approach to provide students both financial and support to ensure college success.
OneFuture Coachella Valley convenes a cross-sector of people who compose our nine Alignment Teams who create strategies and tactical plans for success for our community.
Together, the cross-sector collaborative cohort of educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, government, and businesses, created the Regional Plan for College and Career Success to guide our community to support our students to pursue and persist in their educational journey, ensuring they become the educated workforce of the future. The plan is a living document that was recently expanded and updated as the “Regional Plan for College and Career Success 2.0” designed to guide our community to strive for excellence to expand student success, positively impacting their families and our region.