2015 in Photos

Dear Friends,

As 2015 comes to a close, we want to share the highlights of yet another extraordinary year at OneWorld Now!. All of these opportunities and milestones were possible thanks to the support of donors like you. These photos are only a mere reflection of how your contribution has positively shifted the life trajectories of underserved high school students.

In January of 2014 we set our intention for 2015:

OneWorld Now!’s goal for 2015 is to explore new approaches to our successful model of language, leadership & study abroad so we can reach more students.

As these photos show, we’ve made great progress. Not only did we reach more students in 2015 and introduce a new language, in 2016 we are launching our Virtual Exchange Program and new expanded study abroad programs.

Please include OneWorld Now! in your year-end giving. We hope you will be inspired to give generously, knowing that you made a difference in the lives of young people who will lead us into the future.

With gratitude,

Jennifer Tanaka, Executive Director

In 2015 our 14th cohort started their language, leadership and study abroad journey with OneWorld Now!.

2015 Global Leadership Program Orientation

2015 Global Leadership Program Orientation

At the 10th annual student-led Get Global Conference and OWN Talks students tackled tough topics like climate change, human rights and global health.

Get Global 2015

Read a recap of Get Global 2015



OWN students studied abroad in China, Morocco, Qatar and Korea in 2015.

Students studied Arabic or Chinese and gained leadership skills in the STARTALK summer language camp.

Korean became the 3rd critical world language offered by OneWorld Now!

Franklin High School Korean Class | Read more about our decision to introduce Korean

Boeing CEO Mark Allen honored our students with a visit and study abroad scholarship support.

ED Jennifer Tanaka pitched our new Virtual Exchange Program at the Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch.

Executive Director Jennifer Tanaka on stage at the SVP Fast Pitch – Watch her pitch online

OWN Students are named 100,000 Strong Foundation Student Ambassadors

Meet our 2015 100k Ambassadors 

We produced and screened our first film, “Around the World in Seattle”

Filming "Around the World in Seattle"

Filming “Around the World in Seattle” – Watch online¬†

Washington State Senator Cyrus Habib inspired guests with his personal story at our Global Leader Breakfast.

Senator Cyrus Habib at our Global Leader Breakfast

Senator Cyrus Habib at our Global Leader Breakfast – Watch Habib’s speech



Alumni came together for our annual Alumni Changemakers’ Reunion.

Annual Changemakers Reunion

Annual Changemakers Reunion