One World Education in Eastern High School

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.

Companies for CausesIn 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 development for 9th and 10th grade teachers, and provided each participating student with a Writer's Notebook, which guided them through the Argumentative Writing Unit. Check out this short documentary, An Improving Culture of Writing in DC Schools, filmed about the program's success at Eastern High School:

Two of the participating Eastern High School students were selected as One World Ambassadors this year and may have their essays published online, along with related curriculum.
Tarrice Thomas

Ninth grader Tarrice Thomas wrote about Triggering Peace.

"Writing this essay helped improve my view of cultural and global issues because from reading the essays of other people I learned that there are problems all over the world."

Kyon Muldrow

Tenth grader Kyon Muldrow wrote about The Price of Happiness.

"[Knowing that thousands of students will read my Reflection] makes me feel good. I'm still astonished thinking about becoming a published writer."

Click here to see previous student essays
and watch for new ones to appear in the fall!