Arts, Culture, and Humanities

OneWorld Classrooms, Inc.

  • Andover, MA
  • www.oneworldclassrooms.org

Mission Statement

The mission of OneWorld Classrooms is to foster global awareness and cross-cultural understanding by tapping the arts and technology to build bridges between Greater Boston and global K-12 classrooms and after school programs. We offer young people opportunities to share, collaborate and explore with their global peers to gain skills, knowledge and attitudes they will need to be competent, engaged and caring local and global citizens.

Main Programs

  1. K-12 Global Art Exchange
  2. World Classroom Adventures
  3. Student to Student Language Lab
  4. Boston 140
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

OneWorld Classrooms connects K-12 classrooms and after school programs in Greater Boston with their counterparts around the world.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Mr. Paul Hurteau

Keywords

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diversity, culture, art, children, technology, K-12, citizenship, community engagement, students, elementary, middle school, high school, cross-cultural, global competence, global citizenship, global awareness, 21st Century skills,

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Also Known As

OneWorld Classrooms, Inc.

EIN

20-0776190

 Number

2022551520

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In 2011/2012, OneWorld Classrooms:Directly involved over 5,000 students in Greater Boston, the US and 33 other countries in its three programs. Involved another 50,000 students who viewed our global student art displays at their schools or accessed our online content.Established a strategic plan.Added four new board members whose skills match the goals of the strategic plan.In 2012/2013, OneWorld Classrooms aims to:Directly involve over 5,000 students in Greater Boston, the US and 45 other countries in its three programs. Engage 20 Greater Boston area K-12 schools and after school programs.Involve another 50,000 students who view our global student art displays at their schools or access our online content.Add four new board members.Create a new exhibition called Boston 140 featuring artwork created by K-12 students from Greater Boston and 40 countries around the world (where Greater Boston children come from).

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

K-12 Global Art Exchange

Participating K-12 classrooms and after school programs exchange student artwork w/ their counterparts from around the world. With Google Earth tours, student art PowerPoints, 'Where in the World is My Art?' tracking, a 'Global Roots Curriculum' and an option to complete Email Q & A or Skype exchanges with oversees partners. In 2012/2013, in conjunction with the K-12 Global Art Exchange, OneWorld Classrooms is creating a 120-piece exhibition called Boston 140 that features art created by Greater Boston and global students from 40 countries.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Other Named Groups

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 2

World Classroom Adventures

Participating K-12 classrooms travel electronically to the Amazon Rain Forest or Africa and interact with students who live there. The program is aligned with EdStep's Global Competence Matrix; with curriculum connections in Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Technology, Music, Art and Spanish. The program also offers a professional development opportunity for teachers who travel with our field team to visit schools in the Amazon Rain Forest or Africa.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Other Named Groups

Budget

$17,000.00

Program 3

Student to Student Language Lab

An online multi-media resource through which students in China teach their US peers Chinese. Features over 3,000 videos, 1,600 audio files and 1,600 student art flashcards.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Other Named Groups

Adults

Budget

$0.00

Program 4

Boston 140

Boston 140 is a 120-piece exhibition of art created by Greater Boston and global K-12 students. It currently features student art from 38 countries around the world and will grow in the coming years to include 300 pieces of art from 100+ countries. (Children in Boston come from 140 countries.) OneWorld Classrooms offers long-term art and photography based residencies centered on the exhibition for K-12 schools and after school programs. Students exchange art with their global peers and complete follow-up exchanges with Skype and VoiceThread.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Other Named Groups

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

OneWorld Classrooms connects K-12 classrooms and after school programs in Greater Boston with their counterparts around the world.

Funding Needs

OneWorld Classrooms most pressing needs are:Deepen program activity with Greater Boston K-12 schools and after school programs with whom we already have a working relationship.Market programs and establish working relationships with new Greater Boston K-12 schools and after school programs.Earn $60,000 annually through program related income.Raise $60,000 annually through contributions and grants.Hire a Program and Volunteer Coordinator

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OneWorld Classrooms, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Paul Hurteau

BIO

Prior to founding OneWorld Classrooms, for two decades, Paul taught overseas, conducted Arts in Education programs in hundreds of northeastern US schools and coordinated programs linking US and global classrooms. He has worked in schools in Kenya, Namibia, the Amazon Rain Forest region of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, China (including Tibet) and the Canadian Arctic. He is formerly a certified English high school teacher in New York State and is a graduate of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program at Boston University's School of Management.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"OneWorld Classrooms' central focus is to connect local children with their global peers. We do this because we understand that connected children thrive in their communities - and that today's children belong to a global community. We make these student-to-student connections in the context of the K-12 curriculum, whether in-school or after school, because we believe that learning and cross-cultural understanding must go together - and because connected learning makes the curriculum more personal, powerful and meaningful. Globally connected learning also provides young people with a real-world context in which to understand their curriculum and apply what they learn, reaching far beyond their performance on tests. OneWorld Classrooms creates these curriculum-based cross-cultural student-to-student learning experiences by tapping the power of the arts and technology to reach across language, cultural, economic and distance barriers. Our modern world is interconnected like it never has been in history. In Greater Boston alone, children come from 140 countries around the world. We believe that it is critically important that our schools reflect this reality so our children emerge from their K-12 education as confident, engaged, competent and caring members of the diverse local and global communities to which they belong. If we want our children to have a 'world-class' education, we need to connect them, early on and throughout their academic careers, to that world. More importantly, if we want our children to inherit a sustainable and peaceful world, we need to teach them to care for their global home and their local and global neighbors who they share it with."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Leah Okimoto

Phillips Academy

Term: July 2013 - June 2014

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