One World Education News

October 21, 2016
Writing program helps give students a voice (Originally published by The Current newspaper, October 5, 2016) VIEWPOINT By Quentin Wodon Consider these topics: School security. Teen depression. Anti-bullying programs. Wage equality for women. America needs aliens. Video games are not bad. Speaking out on stuttering. Banishing the death penalty. Carbon emissions. Urban public schools. These are the topics of the first 10 essays that show up on a page of student writing on One World Education’s... Read more
August 22, 2016
After 10 years focused primarily on DC Public School (DCPS) programming, most recently as a DCPS Cornerstone partner, One World Education will significantly expand its work with DC charter schools through a recent multi-year investment from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Office of Public Charter School Financing and Support (OPCSFS). The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) grant is designed to support projects and organizations that demonstrate evidence-based... Read more
May 26, 2016
Our new fiscal year is off to a strong start, with renewed funding from four foundations, each of which is 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 grant is from the George Preston Marshall Foundation, which honors its founder's wishes to support the health, welfare, education,... Read more
February 2, 2016
One World Education is delighted to announce that it has been selected for a 2016 Compass Micro Project. We will work with their expert consultants to develop a comprehensive plan for year-round donor cultivation and stewardship. Compass’ mission is to inspire the active engagement of business professionals with their local nonprofits to transform communities. They select MBAs, lawyers, and other business professionals from DC, Maryland, and Virginia to work with local nonprofits in the areas... Read more
January 15, 2016
Everyone benefits when nonprofits team with other community organizations. One World Education has had a great partnership with the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill for many years. Two of its officers have served on our Board of Directors. It's Foundation has provided grants for the One World Program and the College and Career Senior Challenge. Its members have volunteered hours of their time helping out at our events and providing pro bono assistance on projects. Rotarian Quentin Wodon has just... Read more
December 16, 2015
DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson, the keynote speaker at last night's College and Career Senior Challenge, praised the seniors who have participated in the One World Writing Program, saying "'Learning in action' involves preparation and practice." And that is what these 25 seniors did! Six weeks of intensive workshops followed the in-school portion of the program, and all that hard work was on display last night - through their presentations and their poster... Read more
September 10, 2015
One World Education is pleased to announce the continued support of the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation. The Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, which in addition to the firm's pro bono work, serves as a vehicle for the firm and its members to provide financial support to community organizations. Read more
September 9, 2015
Special thanks go to The Scheidel Foundation and The Venable Foundation for supporting us with grants for the first time. The Scheidel Foundation invests in organizations that promote the economic empowerment of disadvantaged communities. The Venable Foundation works to promote the health and well-being of the communities where Venable's clients and attorneys work and live. Read more
August 12, 2015
Back-to-school time has two fantastic funders renewing their support of One World's work. The City Fund has continued their support as part of their District of Columbia’s One City Action Plan goals of growing and diversifying the District’s economy; educating and preparing the workforce for the new economy; and improving the quality of life for all DC residents. The Fund supports effective nonprofits working to make the District of Columbia a more healthy, stable, and vibrant place... Read more
June 10, 2015
We are pleased to announce renewed giving from three staunch community supporters of the work we do with local students and teachers. The first is the Share Fund, a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, whose mission is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving by providing leadership on critical issues in its community. The second is The Herb Block Foundation, which was set up to honor the bequest of... Read more

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