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Why OWN? Why NOW? Reception & OWN Talks on 5/3/17

Eat, drink, be merry, and support your favorite international education program in Seattle – OneWorld Now!

OneWorld Now! at the Impact Hub to mix and mingle over appetizers and drinks, then kick back and listen to program alumni deliver compelling and inspiring “OWN Talks” – our take on TED Talks. The OWN Talks will explore the question “Why OWN? Why NOW?” by and sharing how they’ve been inspired to tackle issues like immigration reform, Islamophobia, harnessing technology for innovations in medicine, and more.
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Celebrating Student & Alumni Achievements of 2016

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OneWorld Now! alumni served Thanksgiving dinner to Syrian refugees. Read the full story in the Seattle Times.
Dear friends and supporters, While the end of 2016 seems full of questions about what to expect in 2017, one thing we know for sure is that we can take pride in our everyday work developing the next generation of global leaders.
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You’re invited to our Global Leader Reception & Auction

OneWorld Now! is pleased to announce the date and location for our annual Global Leader Event.

2016 Global Leader Reception & Auction

Join us for a reception, auction, and speeches by our students and alumni

Date & Time – Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm PST

Location – Asian Art Museum, 1400 E Prospect Street, in Seattle’s Volunteer Park

Keynote Speaker – Jill Dougherty, Former CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent (Bio)

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Meet our Keynote Speaker: Jill Dougherty

Jill Dougherty is an expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union. In her three-decade career with CNN she served as Foreign Affairs Correspondent, covering the State Department and provided analysis on international issues. Dougherty previously served as U.S. Affairs Editor for CNN International; Managing Editor of CNN International Asia/Pacific; and CNN’s Moscow Bureau Chief and Correspondent. From 1991 to 1996 she was CNN White House Correspondent, covering the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Since 2013 she has pursued research on Russia’s media as a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and later as a Public Policy Scholar at the Kennan Institute at the Wilson International Center for Scholars. She continues to provide expert commentary on Russia and the post-Soviet region for CNN. Jill joined the OneWorld Now! Board of Directors in 2016.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

If you would like to be an event sponsor, please send a note to hello@oneworldnow.org.

Thank you to the business, organizations and individuals who have donated auction items!

We’ll be updating this list as we receive more auction items. If you’d like to contribute an item for the auction, please download our procurement form for more information.

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2016 Alumni Changemakers Reunion

You’ve gone out into the world and done great things. It’s time to reconnect and catch up.

OneWorld Now! is pleased to announce that our annual Alumni Changemakers Reunion has been schedule. We hope you will join us and highly encourage you to share the event with other OWN alumni.
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Nine Ways to Give to OWN on #GivingTuesday

Category : Calendar & Events

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
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OWN to Pitch New Program at SVP Fast Pitch 2015

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On October 7, OneWorld Now! Executive Director Jennifer Tanaka gave a 5-minute pitch alongside 28 semi-finalists of the SVP Fast Pitch competition. The stakes: the chance to present at the 2015 SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown on October 27th and the potential to win funding. Jennifer pitched OneWorld Now!’s latest innovation – the Global Leader Virtual Exchange Program. OWN  will adapt its award-winning global leadership curriculum for online exchanges, giving more US high school students opportunities to learn with peers from China and the broader Middle East. Through this new initiative OneWorld Now! will scale its social impact giving 20 times more students a broader understanding of themselves in the world, while accelerating people-to-people diplomacy in critical regions of the world.   Over much deliberation and difficult decisions, the SVP Fast Pitch judges recognized the potential of the Global Leader Virtual Exchange Program and OneWorld Now! advanced to the Final Showdown. Jennifer will bring the OneWord Now! vision to the stage at McCaw Hall on October 27, along with 13 other innovative organizations. Winners will be selected in the categories of best established nonprofit, best startup nonprofit and best for-profit pitches. There is also a separate youth competition for high school and college students. Finalists will pitch to a panel of eminent judges and impact investors for the opportunity to win a portion of $375,000 in grants and investments. The audience will have the opportunity to vote and pick who receives thousands of dollars in Audience Choice awards. Check out these videos from last year’s event where winners took home a portion of $300k in grants and investments. Come show your support! Join us on October 27 as we cheer on Jennifer and help us spread the word about OneWorld Now! and our new Global Leader Virtual Exchange Program. Buy your tickets here. There is a Friends & Family Discount Code on tickets. Enter discount code FF-2015-25 at check-out. This code is only valid until 10/25 at noon so grab your tickets ASAP.

What is SVP Fast Pitch?

SVP Fast Pitch is a business pitch competition for innovative nonprofit and for-profit social impact entrepreneurs – organizations that are solving today’s important social problems and making a positive impact in the Greater Puget Sound area. In its first four years, SVP Fast Pitch has connected social impact entrepreneurs with over $1.2 million in investments and grants. With the help of generous SVP Fast Pitch sponsors, the 2015 award pool includes $375,000 to $125,000 in grants and $250,000 in investments. Learn more here.

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2015 Global Leader Breakfast

Category : Calendar & Events

Support aspiring youth leaders and our transformative program on September 29, 2015 7:30–9:00am
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Let’s OWN this Challenge! Size doesn’t matter on GiveBIG – giving does

Category : Calendar & Events

GiveBIG is a day for champions, bringing out the best of Seattle as we celebrate the positive impact of local non-profits. Your donation to OneWorld Now! on the day of GiveBIG will enable us to make a lasting difference in the lives of students like Winnie:

“OWN is my life-changer! I have made many great friends through OWN and I love this program—it’s a family that I can always go to for help in school and life.” – Winnie Tran, OWN Student

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