One World Education News

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
October 25, 2016
As we enter our 10th year, One World Education is thrilled to announce two new hires to help us continue to grow. Liz Gossens joins us as Director of Marketing and Communications, and Stacy Kirk has signed on as Director of Partnerships. Both Liz and Stacy have diverse backgrounds in education, and we sat down with them for more insight into their respective experiences. Where are you from? How long have you been in DC? Stacy Kirk (SK): I am from Naugatuck, CT and spent my childhood years... Read more
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