One World Education News

September 19, 2018
One World is delighted to announce that is has been named one of three finalists in the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards for Excellence in the Humanities! One World shares this honor with writer Tara Campbell and the African American Civil War Museum. The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations, and patrons of the arts. Artists and Organizations are recognized in six categories: Excellence in Visual... Read more
August 29, 2018
One World is delighted to report that Margie Yeager, Cherrelle Swain, and Brian Kildee all have agreed to join its board of directors. Margie is the Director of Advocacy and Policy at Chiefs for Change, where she directs the strategy and thought leadership for its policy and advocacy in support of its bipartisan coalition of state and district members. Cherrelle is the Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships and Outreach at CityBridge Education, where she develops the talent pipeline... Read more
August 28, 2018
One World Education was recently awarded its third Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) grant through the District of Columbia’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). This two-year grant funds organizations that boost academic outcomes for DC’s charter school student population through evidence-based programming, with an emphasis on serving economically disadvantaged students. One World was awarded nearly $265,000 to partner with 10 public charter schools,... Read more
July 18, 2018
Thanks to two long-standing supporters, One World Education finished fiscal year 2018 with a welcome flurry of activity. Wells Fargo, one of the nation's largest financial institutions, has provided generous support for the seventh consecutive year! Wells Fargo gives back to non-profits and educational institutions that address vital community needs and issues. As one of the country's sharpest wits, political cartoonist Herb Block engaged and informed us for an astounding... Read more
June 29, 2018
Adar Howard recently joined our team as the new Director of Teaching and Learning. We sat down with her for insight into the variety of experiences that led her to One World. What is your favorite thing about being an educator? I love seeing the “lightbulb” when a student understands a concept, just as much as I love learning how to create those moments. Young people have a wealth of knowledge and are always developing new ways to communicate their voice. Where were you working... Read more
June 29, 2018
We are thrilled to announce our expanded partnership with Higher Achievement, a nationally renowned nonprofit organization that provides rigorous out-of-school time programming to 1400 middle school students in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Richmond, and Washington, DC Last summer, we piloted the One World Program in Higher Achievement’s seven Summer Academies across DC. Students in grades 7 and 8 honed critical research and writing skills with our program as they explored social justice issues... Read more
May 24, 2018
On Tuesday, May 1st, Student Ambassadors, teachers, and family members gathered at the Columbia Heights Community Center for the last time, with tacos, prizes, and final reflections on the months we had spent together. For the 48 DC public and public charter school students who participated in our Ambassador Challenge, the dinner was primarily a celebration of their accomplishments and a way to collect their scholarships. For us as an organization, however, it was an important opportunity to obtain... Read more
May 21, 2018
Three of One World’s loyal funders have agreed recently to continue their support of the organization for another year, providing critical backing at a time when One World is serving roughly 5,000 DC students annually, greatly expanding its summer operations in partnership with Higher Achievement, doubling its presence in DC charter schools, and developing a digital version of the One World Program. The Harman Family Foundation funds programs like One World at the intersection of the arts... Read more
May 2, 2018
When we give young people the right opportunities, they surprise us with what they are able to do. We have seen this again and again. One World Education is privileged to work with young people who face too many challenges at too young an age but who overcome these challenges with grace and determination. We hope you enjoy this highlight video of their accomplishments at this year’s Ambassador Challenge as much as we do.   2018 Ambassador Challenge Photo... Read more
April 11, 2018
Forty-eight middle and high school students from across DC voiced strong opinions, cited hard evidence, rebutted counterclaims, and demanded action on social justice issues deeply relevant to their own lives. It was all part of the One World Ambassador Challenge, held on March 20th, 2018 at the National Housing Center. Nearly 300 community leaders, family members, teachers, and students watched as one student after another confidently stepped to the microphone and spoke with passion, poise, and great... Read more

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