One World Education News

July 18, 2018
Thanks to two long-standing supporters, One World Education finished fiscal year 2018 with a welcome flurry of activity. Wells Fargo, one of the nation's largest financial institutions, has provided generous support for the seventh consecutive year! Wells Fargo gives back to non-profits and educational institutions that address vital community needs and issues. As one of the country's sharpest wits, political cartoonist Herb Block engaged and informed us for an astounding... Read more
June 29, 2018
Adar Howard recently joined our team as the new Director of Teaching and Learning. We sat down with her for insight into the variety of experiences that led her to One World. What is your favorite thing about being an educator? I love seeing the “lightbulb” when a student understands a concept, just as much as I love learning how to create those moments. Young people have a wealth of knowledge and are always developing new ways to communicate their voice. Where were you working... Read more
June 29, 2018
We are thrilled to announce our expanded partnership with Higher Achievement, a nationally renowned nonprofit organization that provides rigorous out-of-school time programming to 1400 middle school students in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Richmond, and Washington, DC Last summer, we piloted the One World Program in Higher Achievement’s seven Summer Academies across DC. Students in grades 7 and 8 honed critical research and writing skills with our program as they explored social justice issues... Read more
May 24, 2018
On Tuesday, May 1st, Student Ambassadors, teachers, and family members gathered at the Columbia Heights Community Center for the last time, with tacos, prizes, and final reflections on the months we had spent together. For the 48 DC public and public charter school students who participated in our Ambassador Challenge, the dinner was primarily a celebration of their accomplishments and a way to collect their scholarships. For us as an organization, however, it was an important opportunity to obtain... Read more
May 21, 2018
Three of One World’s loyal funders have agreed recently to continue their support of the organization for another year, providing critical backing at a time when One World is serving roughly 5,000 DC students annually, greatly expanding its summer operations in partnership with Higher Achievement, doubling its presence in DC charter schools, and developing a digital version of the One World Program. The Harman Family Foundation funds programs like One World at the intersection of the arts... Read more
May 2, 2018
When we give young people the right opportunities, they surprise us with what they are able to do. We have seen this again and again. One World Education is privileged to work with young people who face too many challenges at too young an age but who overcome these challenges with grace and determination. We hope you enjoy this highlight video of their accomplishments at this year’s Ambassador Challenge as much as we do.   2018 Ambassador Challenge Photo... Read more
April 11, 2018
Forty-eight middle and high school students from across DC voiced strong opinions, cited hard evidence, rebutted counterclaims, and demanded action on social justice issues deeply relevant to their own lives. It was all part of the One World Ambassador Challenge, held on March 20th, 2018 at the National Housing Center. Nearly 300 community leaders, family members, teachers, and students watched as one student after another confidently stepped to the microphone and spoke with passion, poise, and great... Read more
January 10, 2018
One World Education is excited to announce that it's philanthropic community keeps growing! Both new grants will help support general operating expenses as we expand the number of charter schools reached, launch our Teacher Fellowship, and digitize the One World Program. Recently we received renewed funding from the John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation, a Virginia foundation that focuses its giving on empowering disadvantaged people and is particularly interested in funding organizations... Read more
December 20, 2017
One World Education is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded its third grant from the Hattie M. Strong Foundation. In addition to administering a scholarship program aimed at college students enrolled in teacher-training programs, the Foundation also provides educational grants to assist organizations that provide out-of-school-time programming. The Foundation has been a significant contributor to our Student Ambassador Challenge and we are glad to be... Read more
November 21, 2017
One World Education is delighted to announce that it was recently awarded a grant from The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation. This is the fifth year we have received such generous support, and it will be dedicated to the digitization of our One World Program as well as general operations. The Foundation focuses primarily on helping youth secure a promising future by supporting secondary and higher education, mentoring, and youth leadership programs. Read more

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