One World Education News

July 13, 2017
Our new fiscal year is off to a great start, with renewed funding from three foundations, and new funding from another, all of whom are committed to supporting the work we do with local students and teachers. The strength of our programming and the number of middle and high school students we can reach is only increased through these generous grants, and we value their continued support. The first is The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. Well known throughout the Capital Region, The Morris... Read more
June 14, 2017
We are wrapping up our fiscal year with funding from one long-standing supporter and one new foundation, both of which are committed to supporting the work we do with local students and teachers. The strength of our programming and the number of middle and high school students we can reach is only increased through these generous grants! A loyal donor since 2012, Wells Fargo is one of the nation’s largest financial institutions, serving one in three US households and employing one in 500... Read more
June 7, 2017
The 2017 College & Career Senior Challenge was the culminating event for the 2,300 DC seniors who completed the One World Program this year, where they strengthened their research, writing, and presentation skills and produced argumentative essays on self-chosen college and career issues. Nominated seniors presented their arguments to a panel of judges, composed of local civic and education leaders, for the chance to win scholarships for college. In addition, we recognized the work... Read more
May 18, 2017
One World Education is thrilled to announce its new partnership with Higher Achievement, a nationally renowned nonprofit organization that provides rigorous and engaging out-of-school time programming to more than 1,200 middle school students in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Richmond, and Washington, DC. For over forty years, Higher Achievement has been passionate about closing the opportunity gap for students in underserved communities, and their proven approach garnered a prestigious U.S. Department of... Read more
May 8, 2017
One World Education believes that students should write to be read, in addition to earning a grade. At the conclusion of the in-school One World Program, teachers nominate up to two students per school, who are honored as Student Ambassadors at a celebration in the spring after attending Writing Workshops, where they meet with mentors to refine their writing toward publication. To learn more and meet some of the 2017 Student Ambassadors, watch the video below! Read more
April 25, 2017
The College & Career Senior Challenge is a core part of the One World Program, celebrating the hard work and dedication of the top 1% of DC public and public charter school seniors who participated in the program during the school year. Nominated by their teachers, these students took part in a six-week workshop on Wednesday evenings at the Shaw Library, where they refined their topics from the in-school portion of the program and developed a 90-second argumentative presentation to deliver... Read more
March 28, 2017
  One World Education brought on two new interns this spring to support the organization’s continued growth. Cecelia Meredith joined the team  as the Program and Partnerships Coordinator, and Alexandra Pilgrim as the Teaching and Learning Manager. Both interns bring a passion for their work, and we sat down with them for more insight into their respective backgrounds and internship experiences thus far.     Where are you from and how long have you been in... Read more
February 27, 2017
Our current partnership with Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy is supported by a two-year grant from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). Through this OSSE SOAR Act grant, we are able to provide more in-depth professional development and classroom support to two of the DC public charter schools who are using our program this year. For more information on OSSE SOAR, click here. While much importance is placed on teaching reading and writing, the value of strong presentations... Read more
January 25, 2017
While it is important that the One World Program has statistically improved the reading, research, writing, and presentation skills of students in DC public and public charter schools, it is equally as significant that this program gives students an outlet through which to engage with topics of personal importance. During a recent visit to Ballou STAY, an alternative high school providing DC residents the opportunity to complete their high school education, we were surprised by the number of students... Read more
December 15, 2016
City Arts and Prep Public Charter School Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Our partnership with City Arts is a result of being selected by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) as a recipient of the OSSE SOAR grant. Through this grant, we are able to provide more in-depth professional development and classroom support to DC public charter schools who are using our program this year. For more information on OSSE SOAR, click here. It’s 8:30am in Jovanda Warren’s... Read more

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