One World Education News

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.   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
January 10, 2018
One World Education is excited to announce that it's philanthropic community keeps growing! Both new grants will help support general operating expenses as we expand the number of charter schools reached, launch our Teacher Fellowship, and digitize the One World Program. Recently we received renewed funding from the John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation, a Virginia foundation that focuses its giving on empowering disadvantaged people and is particularly interested in funding organizations... Read more
December 20, 2017
One World Education is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded its third grant from the Hattie M. Strong Foundation. In addition to administering a scholarship program aimed at college students enrolled in teacher-training programs, the Foundation also provides educational grants to assist organizations that provide out-of-school-time programming. The Foundation has been a significant contributor to our Student Ambassador Challenge and we are glad to be... Read more
November 21, 2017
One World Education is delighted to announce that it was recently awarded a grant from The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation. This is the fifth year we have received such generous support, and it will be dedicated to the digitization of our One World Program as well as general operations. The Foundation focuses primarily on helping youth secure a promising future by supporting secondary and higher education, mentoring, and youth leadership programs. Read more
November 16, 2017
One World Education was recently awarded its second Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) grant through the District of Columbia’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). The 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 $230,000 to partner with nine DC charter schools, including: Achievement... Read more
October 26, 2017
One World Education is thrilled to welcome three new members to our team: Dave McGloin, Jessie Grosshart, and Nina Modanlo! In June 2017, Dave joined One World as the Director of Research and Strategy. In this role, Dave oversees all of the organization’s communication and development strategy, plus serves as the lead grant writer. Prior to joining One World, Dave won an Emmy while at CBS News and started the nationwide Read Across America celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. As part... Read more
October 25, 2017
One World Education had a great start to the school year, receiving a $125,000 grant from Capital One to support the completion of the One World Digital Program. Thanks to Capital One's generous support, and its ongoing investment in 21st Century Skills through Future Edge, One World will be able to offer schools our proven learning model through an accessible, web-based platform. The web-based platform will allow One World to strengthen its differentiation of instruction, provide additional... Read more
October 24, 2017
One World Education is pleased to announce that it was a recipient of two DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities FY 2018 grants. The Arts Education Program is designed to support in and out-of-school time arts and humanities projects for children and youth in pre-school through high school. The East of the River program supports access to high-quality arts and humanities experiences for residents living east of the Anacostia River. Both grants will support the annual Student Ambassador Challenge... Read more
September 19, 2017
Argumentative Writing now seen as a critical skill for college readiness. An innovative program to help students argue better, run by One World Education, a non-profit based in Washington, DC, may be an academic game changer… rather than a parent’s nightmare! Over the last two years, One World has taught DC teens how to research, argue, and write. Now the data is back and the end product of all this work–students’ argumentative essays–indicates statistically significant... Read more