Growing to New Heights: One Degree’s Annual Impact Report
I’m excited to share One Degree’s Annual Impact Report for 2016–2017. As you know, One Degree’s mission is to empower people to create a path out of poverty for themselves and for their communities, and over the last year we expanded throughout all nine counties of the Bay Area, launched our expansion to Los Angeles County in partnership with LA County Department of Health Services, and doubled our community. We are so happy to share the stories, learnings, and impact that made up an incredible year!
Community Member Profile: Gloria
One Degree is made up of thousands of people like Gloria, hard-working people, who are using One Degree to search, find, and access resources in their communities. One of our members recently shared a story about how One Degree made an impact on her life.
With bills piling up, Gloria opened her paycheck and noticed it was smaller than expected. Realizing her creditor had begun garnishing her wages, panic set in. Gloria logged onto One Degree to search for help since she had never run into this issue before. After contacting One Degree support staff, we were able to help her find and access free legal services counseling at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. Additionally, we were able to provide Gloria with a variety of other resources to support her, such as opportunities to repair her credit and a counselor to help improve her financial literacy. Because of One Degree, Gloria was able to create and work on a plan to get back on track with the creditors and avoid other financial issues in the future.
“Your organization is very important and valuable. I have already shared One Degree with friends and I will keep sharing it!”
- Gloria, One Degree Member
Hiring: We need your help
We’re still looking for talented people to join our mission-driven team! Please forward this email to your friends and networks. More info: 1degree.org/join.
Thanks for making 2016–2017 another big year of milestones for our organization and our community.
Rey Faustino, CEO & Founder