One World Programs

In-School Program

The One World Program trains teachers who implement our curriculum in their classrooms, guiding students as they learn how to research and write essays and turn them into presentations for their communities. One World Program students:

  • Improve research and writing skills
  • Gain content knowledge
  • Address social injustice
  • Build confidence
  • Earn prizes

The program provides teachers in DC and the surrounding area with materials and support to improve their instruction of research and writing for students in grades 5-12 and adult learners.

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Afterschool Program

In the One World Academy, our teachers deliver an expanded version of our curriculum to students, preparing learners for their most important academic transitions. In addition to the in-school benefits, One World Academy students:

  • Receive 40-50 hours of direct instruction
  • Gain support from mentors
  • Learn from public-speaking experts
  • Deliver presentations to city leaders
  • Become published writers

The fall Academy prepares high school students for the transition to writing in college. The spring Academy prepares middle school students for the transition to writing in high school.

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The Program Works

Watch One World students Caden (left) and Nyla (center), and their mothers, talk about how the program has improved their writing and changed their lives. Then hear why past program participant Ben Acquah has come back every year for the last five years to mentor younger students at the One World Academy.

One World's Impact

A two-year World Bank evaluation of One World’s impact showed that 90% of schools using the program make statistically significant gains.



of Schools Make Gains



Students Served


8 Years

DC’s Largest Writing Program



Library of Congress Best Practices Honoree

What's Happening

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