To provide children around the globe with a transformational education by creating a network of proof point schools serving high-risk communities that will be run by local, self-sustaining partner organizations.

Our Approach


1 World cultivates new partnerships with independent organizations around the globe. Partners must have: alignment with our mission, beliefs, values and pillars of transformational schools, strong local leadership, a self-sustaining funding model, and a commitment to actively participating in 1 World’s global network.

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As part of our strategy to grow transformational schools, we defined five pillars that are integrated into all 1 World programs and services, and are used to assess each school’s alignment with our model for transformational schools.

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1 World facilitates knowledge sharing that is aligned with the transformational school pillars across our global network. The purpose of this knowledge sharing is to increase our impact exponentially, to leverage past learning and build capacity internationally.

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Our founding staff and board of directors are some of the most experienced and successful leaders of the U.S. education reform movement.

Meet Us

I feel incredibly fortunate to be a partner school with the 1 World Network of Schools. The journey of establishing a school from the ground up is one part daunting and one part exhilarating, and the wrap around support that I receive from 1 World makes the journey a manageable one.

Waahida Tolbert-Mbatha

Founder/School Leader, Kgololo Academy, South Africa


1 World partners with local organizations on the ground in six countries serving 1,900 students.

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