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Global Classrooms DC

2015-2016 Annual Report

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Report Highlights

The Global Classrooms DC program prepares urban public school students to be college-ready by graduation and better equips them for the demands of a globalized work force.

Based on recent surveys conducted after Model United Nations conferences in 2015 and 2016, 

  • 87% of students feel that they have a better understanding of international issues after participating in GCDC's Spring Model UN Conference; and 90% of students reported that they feel confident discussing those issues with others
  • 97% of students gained confidence in applying problem solving skills to international issues
  • 85% of students reported that GCDC allowed them to work with individuals from different backgrounds

In addition, 
  • GCDC provided professional development workshops for teachers and volunteers to help them effectively implement GCDC curriculum in classrooms
  • 70+ volunteers from local universities and organizations including Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the U.S. Department of State volunteered with GCDC
  • 28% of students came from Title 1 Schools in the DMV area, or public schools that receive federal funding to assist their higher percentages of children from low-income families attending 

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