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Who We Are

One World Education’s mission is to transform students into writers with voice, knowledge, and purpose. Its vision is that all students become effective writers and communicators.

To counteract the worrisome statistic that 50% of students report being bored and disengaged in high school, One World Education successfully engages thousands of middle and high school students each year by offering schools a program where students choose to research and write about a social justice issue that is important to them.

An August 2017 independent evaluation found that 90% of DC schools using the One World Program during the past two years have made statistically significant writing gains in research and argumentative writing skills aligned to Common Core State Standards. In addition to this impact on skill development, One World programs deepen content knowledge and promote a wide range of social-emotional learning best practices. One World has served more than 25,000 students in the Washington, DC region during the last ten years.

Our Story
One World Education started in 2006 as a classroom project led by teachers Eric Goldstein and Emily Chiariello at the SEED Charter School in Washington, DC. They realized that traditional teaching approaches and resources were not helping their students think deeply and write about issues important to them. Eric and Emily created a classroom project to engage students in the writing process by allowing them to express their own ideas on the cultural and global issues that mattered most to them. That year, their classes met their Yearly Progress Writing Goals for the first time in the school's history. A year later, they expanded this project into a nonprofit to serve more schools.