One World Education News

February 2, 2010
On February 2, 2010 One World Education led workshops at the Center for International Education symposium hosted by the Washington International School at the World Bank. This year's theme, Digital Media: Jump Starting Education and Action on Critical and Global Issues, was ideal to inspire students to think about potential reflections to submit to the OWEd, Culture & Global Issues Reflection Contest. The symposium included a keynote address by filmmaker, Karin Muller who... Read more
February 1, 2010
In February One World Education joined the DC One Fund. For over 50 years, District government employees and DC one fund retirees have stepped up to support nonprofit organizations through the DC One Fund. Read more
January 1, 2010
In January 2010, One World Education was featured in Splash Magazines Worldwide. The story highlights the achievement of our Schools and Community Programs in 2009. Read the full story here.   Read more
December 7, 2009
  On Monday, December 7th, One World Education held its first annual Holiday Season Celebration. Attendees of the event, held at Local 16, included educators, family and friends of OWEd team members, and many other supporters of our organization. Two Redskins tickets, generously donated by an OWEd supporter, were raffled off during this successful event. Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the holiday season and the recent accomplishments of One World Education. Read more
September 10, 2009
On September 10, 2009 Channel 9 News of CBS in Washington DC aired a two minute video story on the impact of One World Education in local schools. The story was filmed at two DCPS schools, Wilson High School and School Without Walls. The story focused on the origin of One World Education as it was used in one classroom, with the first set of student-authored Reflections. Now entering its second school year of operations, One World Education is partnering with more teachers and schools to create a... Read more
September 9, 2009
One World Education participated in its second International Literacy Day Celebration at the Thomas Jefferson building of the US Senate on September 9, 2009. The event celebrated DC, Nigerian and Ghanaian students of the Reading Across Continents project and the great work of other organizations including the Common Threads mentoring program and Everybody Wins DC. The keynote speaker was Alma Powell of America’s Promise Alliance. Read more
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