One World Education Receives Third OSSE SOAR Grant

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, including:

  • Achievement Prep PCS
  • Capital City PCS
  • Carlos Rosario International PCS
  • City Arts and Prep PCS
  • E.L. Haynes PCS
  • LAYC Career Academy PCS
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS
  • IDEA PCS
  • Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys PCS
  • Washington Global PCS

One World will train teachers, provide its comprehensive writing curriculum, and assess students’ academic gains. More than 1,600 students each year will choose a social justice issue relevant to their own lives and use One World’s rigorous process to write argumentative essays. Thanks to this grant, One World is expanding its programming to serve adult students at both Carlos Rosario and LAYC Career Academy, an exciting new chapter in the organization’s history.

School leaders and teachers at the 10 schools are thrilled for this partnership opportunity, and One World thanks OSSE for its ongoing efforts to create college-ready writers. For further information on charter school partnerships, please contact Stacy Kirk, Deputy Director, at stacy@oneworldeducation.org.