Events

January 25, 2024

One World Students Celebrate Learning with Creative Flair and Hard Evidence

Dressed in his E.L. Haynes HS soccer team t-shirt, 12th-grader Kevin deftly framed one of his biggest concerns for his attentive classmates. Why are European soccer players kings while their American counterparts are merely peasants? Kevin supported his argument with a long list of the highest-paid soccer players from around the world. He had one […]

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News

December 20, 2023

Fall 2023 Student Writing Book

Each spring and fall, One World publishes a book of essays from students participating in our afterschool programs. These essays are from the fall of 2023.  We will be publishing a new round of student writing during the spring of 2023 as well. So stay tuned!

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Videos

December 19, 2023

One World Student Highlights Her Daily Battles With Hunger

Tenth grader Luisa Orellana-Castillo from Banneker High School delivered one of this year’s most powerful presentations with a focus on bread-and-butter issues – literally. After cuts to federal food subsidies in March of 2023, she told us she never misses a chance to eat at school anymore. She doesn’t know how much food there will […]

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Events

December 4, 2023

The 2023 High School Challenge Winners

One World students shined with stunning performances at the High School Challenge on Friday night! The students demonstrated the research, writing, and speaking skills, and a passion for learning, that will serve them well in high school, college, and life. And the winners are:

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Jessica Amaya Torres
Videos

June 23, 2023

A Student to Remember

Jessica Amaya Torres was recently named One World’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year, after graduating from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School earlier this June. As a sophomore, she won One World’s citywide public speaking competition and was featured in a Washington Post column about her experience with One World. She has left behind the same […]

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News

June 13, 2023

Carlos Rosario Students Shine

Students from three Carlos Rosario classes made brilliant speeches in their end-of-school-year One World competition. “They were amazing with their poise and pride in what they had accomplished,” said One World Director of Curriculum and Instruction Jessica Leader.  They spoke about the ravages of fentanyl, the dangers of fracking, and the importance of starting early […]

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Events

May 1, 2023

The 2023 Middle School Challenge Winners

With a record 70 students presenting and more than 300 family members braving the rain to cheer them on, the April 28th One World Challenge was perhaps our grandest event ever. A special thank you to the National Housing Center for being incredible hosts! And the winners are:

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Events

April 25, 2023

Capital One Employees Invest in One World Students’ Excellence

For the second consecutive year, Cap One employees welcomed One World students at the Cap One Cafe in downtown DC for a final practice before they will appear on stage for the One World Challenge on Friday, April 28. “It was incredibly valuable to have the chance to practice with adults I didn’t know,” said […]

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