by Ben Acquah - May 18, 2015
Ben is an OWEd Senior College & Career Writing Fair scholarship winner and 12th-grade student at Benjamin Banneker High School, Washington, DC. On February 12, 2015 I wore my dad’s favorite watch. It was his prized possession. Whenever he had to go outside his comfort zone, that watch was with him. On that day, February 12th, I wore his watch. I was at Martin Luther King Library to give a presentation on something dear to my heart. I had no idea how the audience was going to react; how... Read more
by Stephanie Burgevin - May 4, 2015
I first met Councilmember Elissa Silverman as she spoke with DC Public School seniors on February 25 at the One World Education College and Career Writing Fair.  She was one of the judges for the seniors as they gave their 30-second elevator speech in front of their topic posters. Silverman was in multiple deep conversations with seniors who were sharing their arguments and evidence about the topics on which they had just given a four-minute presentation. I caught up with Councilmember... Read more
April 28, 2015
By Jasmine Bolding.  Jasmine is an OWEd Senior College & Career Writing Fair Scholarship Winner and 12-grade student at Coolidge High School, Washington, DC.  Part of being a student in the One World Community is that we work to connect them to opportunities in the greater DC area and world. OWEd founder and executive director Eric Goldstein is a Global Good Fund Fellow. Because of my involvement with One World Education, on Saturday, April 25, 2015 I had the absolute pleasure of being... Read more
April 24, 2015
By Michael Hudson Jr., Grade 12, Benjamin Banneker High School, Washington, DC One World Education is a non-profit organization that helps middle and high school students with their writing skills, focusing them on writing about salient global and political issues. My experience working with them is something I will never forget and something that I’m very thankful for.  I was a part of their first senior writing fair held on February 12, 2015 at MLK Library in Washington, DC. Our topic... Read more
by Stephanie Burgevin - April 6, 2015
Having gone to school in England, Virginia, Seattle, and Ethiopia, Meron Habte has had the opportunity to see a wide variety of different education systems as well as teaching styles and abilities.  “I saw what an excellent teacher looks like and what a mediocre one does. I saw that policy gets passed by people who are not in education and how it affects students. Eventually, I want to get into policy work but first I wanted to experience working one-on-one with students and basically... Read more