Rey Faustino

Rey Faustino 2012 Global Fellow

One Degree



North America, United States

Rey Faustino 2012 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

Connect families to poverty-fighting resources through a web database and mobile app of social services, coupled with an in-school resource desk that’s staffed by trained community volunteers.

One Degree connects kids & families to poverty-fighting resources. We mobilize trained volunteers to operate resource desks in low-income public schools.

Rey Faustino, founder and CEO of One Degree, is an entrepreneur, innovator and fervent advocate for educational equity. Rey launched One Degree to ensure that all families have access to services they need to overcome poverty. Rey began his career as a teacher in Japan and later was the site director at BUILD, a college access nonprofit organization that propels low-income minority youth to attain a college education. Rey received his B.S. in Business Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California and earned his Master in Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He is a 2012 Echoing Green Fellow and an Education Pioneers Fellow.