One World Education News

May 1, 2009
Mark F. Johnson writes, "The world is probably still an awfully big place to most young people, but less and less so in the age of You Tube, Face book and other global internet sites. This is is true at least, in places around the world where there is general access to such sites. But, in north Columbia Heights a youth-oriented educational program is attempting to make other cultures much less foreign to local middle and high school students by promoting global awareness and by encouraging young... Read more
April 29, 2009
Amber Parcher writes about Melissa Linsao, a Wheaton High School Sophomore who won 3rd place in the Culture & Global Issues Reflection Contest. "Poring over anatomy outlines and biology textbooks is how most students in Wheaton High School's bioscience academy learn their material. But a new area nonprofit that connects students' real world experiences with their school's curriculum has livened up the lessons, one Wheaton teacher says. And one Wheaton High biology student even... Read more
April 23, 2009
On Thursday April 23rd One World Education hosted the first Youth, Culture & Learning Celebration with over 200 community guests, leaders, educators, students and families. The event awarded the 10 finalists of the Culture & Global Issues Reflection Contest and raised approximately $12,000 for our Schools Program. The event took place at the beautiful Josephine Butler Parks Center overlooking Meridian Park. Washington, DC City Council Member Jim Graham spoke in the awards ceremony about the... Read more
April 1, 2009
  In January One World Education launched the 1st Culture & Global Issues Reflection Contest. Over 115 students from 22 Capital Region schools participated in the Contest. Students wrote about cultural topics including their ethnic origins and places they have visited, local issues like poverty, HIV/AIDS and global issues like immigration, war, social justice and environmental topics. The winning Reflections were honored at the Youth, Culture & Learning Celebration and will be developed... Read more
January 1, 2009
The City Kids Wilderness Program has partnered with One World Education's Community Program. The goal of the OWEd Community Program is to incorporate literacy into all youth activities for students in programs that take place outside of school. Our Community Program ensures that students are writing about what are they learning outside of school and practicing literacy skills away from the classroom. City Kids is a Washington, D.C. organization providing wilderness-based, summer activities in... Read more
October 18, 2008
One World Education will participate in the first-ever International Teacher March in Washington, DC. On October 18, 2008, thousands from across the nation and around the globe will converge on Washington, D.C. to make their voices heard. The International Teacher March will draw attention to today’s looming educational crisis, while focusing on giving teachers the support, power, and respect they deserve. Read more
October 1, 2008
One World Education's Executive Director, Eric Goldstein, is selected to participate in Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's 2009 Strengthening Partners Initiative. This comprehensive program for non-profit leaders strengthens organizational capacity and programs services. The program's goal is to increase competitive grant awards to District agencies and to support non-profit services to District residents. Check out http://opgs.dc.gov for more information about the Strengthening... Read more
September 15, 2008
One World Education is chosen as a 2009 Fair Chance Partner. Fair Chance partners with promising community-based nonprofits serving children, youth and families in Washington, D.C to improve their capacity, strengthen their sustainability, impact and success. Partner Organizations are selected through a competitive application and selection process conducted twice a year. Since 2002, Fair Chance has helped 35 partner organizations raise more than $1.5 million in new funds, increase the number of... Read more
September 8, 2008
One World Education launched our website and fall curriculum on a day close to our mission, International Literacy Day. At the Martin Luther King Public Library in Washington, DC on Monday September 8th, One World Education showcased its programming at an event hosted by the Reading Across Continents Project. There, high school students from Washington, DC, Abuja, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana shared in person, presentation and video documentary their interest in learning about their different cultures... Read more

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