One World Education News

August 1, 2017
One World Education, which the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington selected as one of the Washington region’s best nonprofits, is raising awareness of young people who need resources to go back-to-school this year. One World is featured in the Catalogue’s central hub, where people can learn about and donate to over 75 local, community-based nonprofits that support underserved students, as well as learn about education-related volunteer opportunities (www.cfp-dc.org/backtoschool).... Read more
July 26, 2017
One World Education is thrilled to announce that we were recently selected by Fair Chance as a host site for two AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows, who will join us at the end of August for one year of service to support various initiatives pertaining to development, communications, program management, and evaluation. Fair Chance leverages the power of community-based organizations to transform lives by partnering with promising, youth-serving nonprofits and providing them with free, comprehensive expertise... Read more
July 13, 2017
Our new fiscal year is off to a great start, with renewed funding from three foundations, and new funding from another, all of whom are 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 is The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. Well known throughout the Capital Region, The Morris... Read more
June 14, 2017
We are wrapping up our fiscal year with funding from one long-standing supporter and one new foundation, both of which are 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! A loyal donor since 2012, Wells Fargo is one of the nation’s largest financial institutions, serving one in three US households and employing one in 500... Read more
June 7, 2017
The 2017 College & Career Senior Challenge was the culminating event for the 2,300 DC seniors who completed the One World Program this year, where they strengthened their research, writing, and presentation skills and produced argumentative essays on self-chosen college and career issues. Nominated seniors presented their arguments to a panel of judges, composed of local civic and education leaders, for the chance to win scholarships for college. In addition, we recognized the work... Read more
May 18, 2017
One World Education is thrilled to announce its new partnership with Higher Achievement, a nationally renowned nonprofit organization that provides rigorous and engaging out-of-school time programming to more than 1,200 middle school students in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Richmond, and Washington, DC. For over forty years, Higher Achievement has been passionate about closing the opportunity gap for students in underserved communities, and their proven approach garnered a prestigious U.S. Department of... Read more
May 8, 2017
One World Education believes that students should write to be read, in addition to earning a grade. At the conclusion of the in-school One World Program, teachers nominate up to two students per school, who are honored as Student Ambassadors at a celebration in the spring after attending Writing Workshops, where they meet with mentors to refine their writing toward publication. To learn more and meet some of the 2017 Student Ambassadors, watch the video below! Read more
April 25, 2017
The College & Career Senior Challenge is a core part of the One World Program, celebrating the hard work and dedication of the top 1% of DC public and public charter school seniors who participated in the program during the school year. Nominated by their teachers, these students took part in a six-week workshop on Wednesday evenings at the Shaw Library, where they refined their topics from the in-school portion of the program and developed a 90-second argumentative presentation to deliver... Read more
March 28, 2017
  One World Education brought on two new interns this spring to support the organization’s continued growth. Cecelia Meredith joined the team  as the Program and Partnerships Coordinator, and Alexandra Pilgrim as the Teaching and Learning Manager. Both interns bring a passion for their work, and we sat down with them for more insight into their respective backgrounds and internship experiences thus far.     Where are you from and how long have you been in... Read more
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

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