Reimagining K–12 education for a more globally connected world
World Savvy founded by Madiha and Dana in San Francisco
First World Savvy Festival
90 students and 20 teachers attended
Media & Arts Program Launched
500 youth across 20 organizations and schools leveraged the arts as a lens to examine global issues
New York Office Opened
Minnesota Office Opened
6,875 students and 91 teachers reached
Led First-ever U.S. high school exchange program in Bangladesh
American Youth Leadership Program (ALYP) sponsored by U.S. Department of State immerses 30 students and 4 teachers in month-long trip exploring climate change
ALYP expanded to include Peru and Haiti
World Savvy curated two additional exchange programs for U.S. students to Peru and Haitian students inbound to the U.S.
Global Competence Certificate launched with cohort of 20, reaching teachers in 17 states
Rural engagement strategy launched in East Tennessee
Grant from the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust enables piloting programming in rural areas beyond the Bay Area, Twin Cities, and New York City.
5-year $1.25 million gift launched a bold new 2030 vision
730,000 students reached across 29 states and 12 countries
In response to COVID, World Savvy moved nearly 100% of our programming online
Kick-starts World Savvy’s We Must Imagine Campaign to raise $26.5 million over the next five years toward national expansion at a crucial time in our nation to reimagine an education system
The Enlight Foundation made a generous $5 million investment in World Savvy’s continued national growth
World Savvy celebrates our 20th Anniversary!
Meet our bold community of experts and advocates
World Savvy thrives based on the efforts of our talented staff, who are passionate about education and believe in the critical importance of developing global citizenship, knowledge and skills. Read More
World Savvy is pleased to have support and guidance from this committed group of experts. Their strategic guidance has helped drive our growth. Read More
Our Donors and Partners
A growing community of investors, allies, and partners help to bring our vision of globally-focused education to life. Read More
Meet World Savvy’s passionate team
I am thrilled to join the World Savvy team so I can support these efforts and help ensure that all students receive the education they need to thrive in their diverse communities, locally and globally."
I believe that all students should have access to the lessons that our global communities have to teach us, and working with World Savvy I can help build this global component into the US educational system."
Wicked Local Norwood
Wicked Local Norwood featured World Savvy partnership with Norwood Public Schools
We are excited about our new partnership with Norwood Public School District in Massachusetts to implement inquiry-based learning and global competence education throughout the district! You can learn more about this new collaboration, and hear from administrators Margo Fraczek and Cindy Derrane, in the Wicked Local Norwood! “I hope this helps increase our student engagement….Read More
The Bay Area Reporter
The Bay Area Reporter featured a World Savvy Student story
Persys Shadfar, a student from Ecole Bilingue in Berkeley, California, wrote a guest blog about Persys’s thoughts on Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+, and how the World Savvy project helped them began to see the intersection of the struggle for equality by race, gender, and sexual identity. Read about Persys’s experience and journey here.Read More
The Examiner featured Byram Hills Students’ Project on the 2020 Census
Students from Byram Hills High School’s Global Scholars Program were recently highlighted for their project on the 2020 Census (video below). Byram Hills High School is a World Savvy partner school and we have worked with their program over the last few years, and we’re excited about the impactful work that the students are doing….Read More