1 Hen in 2 Minutes


What is “One Hen”? Why a hen? What does the organization do? Where does it work? What is its vision? Mission? Impact?  You can find the answers to these questions and more in One Hen’s new infographic video!


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Education Reform and Corporate Strategist Brings Art of Leadership to One Hen’s Board

By, Jessica Charles, One Hen Program Manager


Offiong Bassey, whose given name means “God’s Moon,” performing at One Hen’s Spring Celebration at the Micorsoft NERD Center on May 9, 2015. Bassey has touched thousands through her work as a musician, leader, educator, entrepreneur, and youth activist.


Offiong Bassey, a Boston-based consultant, leadership development professional and recording artist has joined the Board of Directors of One Hen, Inc. Offiong has a passion for youth education and nonprofit strategy. She has worked as a management consultant with Bain & Company, an education consultant with Bellwether Education Partners and currently serves as Director of the Bailey-Sullivan Leadership Institute at the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO).  She is Nigerian by heritage, but was born and raised in Boston. Among various professional exploits, she is also a jazz singer and poet, and runs her own record label.

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Part 1: What is Project Based Learning?

By,  Dr. Annie Whitlock

blogpic The Mega Minds on a field trip to a local business as part of the One Hen program


What are the types of learning experiences you remember from elementary and middle school? They’re most likely not worksheets or standardized tests, but projects that engaged your mind and your heart. Project-based learning is an instructional method that can be used with all age levels of students—even my college students engage in projects in my courses. Although there are many ways researchers characterize project-based learning, this method is usually defined by its focus on having students answer a central question or solve a problem through their own innovation. Project-based learning gives students (who usually work in groups) the choice in the projects they choose and how they choose to create them. The projects also have relevance to the students’ lives and communities and are typically created for an audience outside of just the classroom teacher. True project-based learning is more… Continue reading Part 1: What is Project Based Learning?