One World Responds to the Pandemic

Fall 2020

One World is committed to be 100% remote-learning ready for the start of the school year. Learn more about the organization's Pandemic Response Project (PRP).

On July 1, we launched our 50 in 50 Campaign to pay for our PRP project. Donate here.

On July 9, the first new student journals rolled off the printing presses. They will help students and parents when they are using the program at home.

On July 12, production began on student videos to add spark and substance to the One World Instructional Program. Watch the sneak preview!

Stay tuned for highlights and other news about the overall PRP.

Spring 2020

On March 12, 2020, we canceled the One World Challenge.

Then two thirds of our students said they would participate in a VIRTUAL competition. We made it happen!


Dear One World Community,

Nothing is more important than the safety of our students. Like everyone else, we are following the developing COVID-19 situation carefully. In the best interest of our community, we have decided not to hold the One World Challenge on March 31st...

We greatly appreciate the commitment of the entire One World community and especially the hard work of a wonderful group of students who have put so much time and effort into preparing their essays, poster boards, and presentations. Thank you for your understanding.

Eric Goldstein, CEO & Founder



Staff developed colorful videos to show students how to prepare on their own.



Our students overcame a lot.

Several students lost relatives and
family friends.

Others, like Wayne, had to get up at 1am to have stable internet, while Zyarre shared a tablet with two siblings.

Still, students attended late afternoon office hours to edit their essays and Zoom conferences to practice their presentations.



Students produced first drafts with flashes of brilliance.




One World staff and teachers across the city sent video three-cheers to their students,
urging them to finish strong!!!



And the winners are...

See their finished presentations and essays.

Voting was from May 11th through May 14th, winning students received scholarships and academic prizes.

Students have shown us and told us that they had amazing experiences with the spring 2020 One World Virtual Challenge!