May 23, 2013
One World Education continues to be recognized by local foundations, recently receiving a generous, second-year grant from The Herb Block Foundation. The foundation, set up to honor the bequest of political cartoonist Herb Block, is committed to defending basic freedoms, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice and improving the condition of the poor and underprivileged. OWEd was awarded a grant through its Pathways Out of Poverty program, which focuses on helping needy young...
May 23, 2013
OWEd is pleased to announce that the Children's Charities Foundation recently renewed it's support for our organization with another grant. Children's Charities is a well-known local foundation that sponsors a number of annual events such as the BB&T Classic, the BasketBall Gala, and Coats for Kids. They also fund non-profit organizations that support disadvantaged and at-risk children by strengthening their health and welfare, supporting strong and cohesive families,...
April 2, 2013
The One World Education Supporter of the Month for April is Wells Fargo, one of the nation’s largest financial institutions, serving one in three US households and employing one in 500 working Americans. It has team members in more than 35 countries outside the US, serving 70 million customers in more than 130 countries around the world. Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities, giving back to non-profits and educational institutions that...
February 12, 2013
In 2013, the One World Writing Program at Eastern High School is being generously supported by Companies for Causes.
Companies for Causes is a group of CEO's of closely held mid-sized companies who have joined forces to make a collective impact on their community. Their first project's goal is to improve high school graduation rates at Eastern High School. They are encouraging more funding for DC public schools, along with more collaboration between well-established non-profits and newer...
January 9, 2013
The first event in our Ambassador Speaker Series was a huge success and we are excited to announce that the next one will be held in February. Six students - published One World Ambassadors - will again read their Reflections and field questions from the audience about their essays and the writing process. Some of the topics to be addressed include Bolivia's National Pride, The Message Behind the Music, and Global Migration:Moving to America.
When: Saturday, February 9, 2013,...
December 17, 2012
On November 17, Executive Director Eric Goldstein was the keynote speaker at the first local TEDx Youth Event, which also featured a number of OWEd Student Ambassadors presenting their Reflections, which illustrated the event's theme of Dream Big...then do it! To listen to Eric's talk, click on the video to the right or visit our Video & Media page. We will be adding videos of the students in the future, so stay tuned!
Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas...
December 12, 2012
The One World Education Supporter of the Month for December is The Washington Examiner. Distributed Sunday-Friday, it is read by more than 1 million people in print and online each week. It provides readers with a free, comprehensive local, national, and world news report.
We value The Washington Examiner's support and are proud to have them as one of our major partners.
If you have - or know of - interested girls ages 11 to 18, then don't miss The Washington Examiner's...
November 27, 2012
One World Education held the first event in its new Student Ambassador Speaker Series on Saturday, November 17 at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse. Six OWEd Student Ambassadors read their entire One World Reflections and then took questions from the audience. There was a fantastic turnout, and the students demonstrated great poise and knowledge as they presented their essays!
Ranging from 6th to 12th graders, the students all participated in the One World Writing Program and were selected...
September 27, 2012
Comcast, One World Education's September Supporter of the Month, recently featured OWEd Founder and Executive Director, Eric Goldstein, on its Comcast Newsmakers website. Take a moment to watch the video as host Kellye Lynn sits down with Eric and talks about OWEd's programming and alignment to common core standards, and how the organization is creating and strengthening a writing culture in Capital Region schools.
September 11, 2012
The One World Education Supporter of the Month for September is Comcast. In addition to becoming an OWEd School Partner, Comcast demonstrates its commitment to improving local students' educational opportunities through its Internet EssentialsSM program, which helps families get fast Internet at home.
Families with children who are eligible to receive free or reduced price school lunches through the National School Lunch Program may qualify for affordable Internet from Comcast for...