One World Education News

November 5, 2013
One World Education is honored to announce its recognition as one of Greater Washington’s best community-based charities in the 2013-2014 Catalogue for Philanthropy. This award reflects OWEd's status as a highly effective local charity, working to provide middle and high school Common Core literacy programs and publish student essays about cultural and global issues, promoting peer-to-peer learning and building the skills necessary for college and career writing. "OWEd's ability... Read more
November 4, 2013
One World Education is pleased to announce that The Georgetown Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. has chosen OWEd as one of its 2013 grant recipients. Internationally, Kiwanis clubs work together to achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. "When you give a child the chance... Read more
October 8, 2013
One World Education held its third Student Ambassador Speaker Series event on Saturday, October 5th, at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse. Six OWEd Student Ambassadors read their entire One World Reflections and then took questions from the audience. There was a great turnout, and the students demonstrated confidence and knowledge as they presented their essays! The students have all participated in the One World Writing Program through their schools, and were selected as One World Ambassadors... Read more
September 10, 2013
One World Education launched its Student Ambassador Speaker Series last year, and it was so well received that we're doing it again! Held at the Politics and Prose Bookstore, OWEd Student Ambassadors will read their entire One World Reflections and then take questions from the audience. Ranging from 6th to 12th graders, the students have all participated in the One World Writing Program and were selected as One World Ambassadors based on the strength of their essays. When: Saturday, October... Read more
August 21, 2013
We are pleased to announce another new grant, this one coming from The Share Fund, a donor advised fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. The Share Fund’s mission is to improve the lives of disadvantaged and low-income residents in the greater Washington area by providing better access to food, shelter, employment, and education. The Fund also seeks to enrich arts and culture in the region; and to support efforts to preserve/protect the local natural environment and... Read more
August 13, 2013
One World Education is pleased to announce that the prestigious Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation has chosen OWEd as a 2013 grant recipient. Well known throughout the Capital Region, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is the largest private, independent, local Foundation focused exclusively on the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and is committed to improving the quality of life for its residents. Read more
June 26, 2013
On June 11, 2013, One World Education Founder and Executive Director Eric Goldstein presented the keynote address at the Global Young Leaders Conference. He has made similar presentations over the past three years.  Mr. Goldstein was asked to inspire and empower the young scholars in this program to achieve their full potential and instill in them a sense of purpose, integrity, self-confidence, and personal responsibility.  The presentation was forty minutes and the video contains excerpts... Read more
June 12, 2013
                  The One World Writing Celebration was held on May 29th, where we celebrated our new group of Student Ambassadors. These students' writing on global and cultural issues was selected from hundreds of submissions from area schools. Their Reflections will be published on our website along with Common Core-aligned instructional materials. In addition, two DCPS teachers were presented with the 2013 Global Educator Awards,... Read more
June 12, 2013
On June 6th - and June 7th! - thousands of area residents showed their support for their neighbors and their communities by participating in Do More 24, an online fundraiser for nonprofits throughout the region. Powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, this innovative campaign raised funds for nonprofits such as One World Education to provide the support we need to continue doing important work in our community. OWEd would like to thank all of the generous donors who answered the call... Read more
June 3, 2013
One World Education's programs are generating strong positive gains in the teaching and learning of writing in schools across the Capital Region.  While we have plenty of evaluative data, our supporters often ask for more personal stories about our impact from students, teachers, and administrators in particular schools. In 2013 the One World Writing Program was implemented in Eastern High School, a DC Public School in Ward 6. With support from Companies for Causes, OWEd led it's professional... Read more