Who We Are


To increase the number of globally competent high school graduates from central Ohio high schools.

founded on partnership

The true strength and power of the GlobalEd Network comes from the vibrant partnership among participating school districts, the Columbus Council on World Affairs, the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, and a variety of both community organizations and engaged corporations. The Columbus Council on World Affairs has led the administrative management of the Network, with assistance from the ESC, since its founding in 2012.


Global Education for All

Possessing the knowledge, skills, and mindset to thrive in our global society is no longer an optional component to responsible citizenship or successful employment. Global fluency is required at all levels of work, not just for leaders and not just for the privileged. “GlobalEd for All” is a foundational value for the Global Scholars Diploma™ and CCWA works tirelessly to ensure global competence is a core element of the mainstream educational system.

About Us


The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 1975 by twelve forward-thinking individuals representing a cross-section of Columbus’ business, academic, and civic communities. Since its founding, the Council works to increase global awareness within the Columbus region through a variety of public and K-12 educational programs, recognizing that a globally competent community is a globally competitive community.

The Columbus Council on World Affairs joins 94 councils in 40 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as a member of the World Affairs Councils of America. This network of like-minded organizations provides the Columbus Council with valuable resources and national reach.



The ESC of Central Ohio accelerates the missions of school districts in Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Ross, Madison and Union counties, serving more than 200,000 school children in 28 school districts.

Through direct instruction and quality professional development, the agency partners with districts to improve education for all students, particularly those with special needs. The ESC offers robust educational consultancy through a growing list of programs including instructional coaching, administrative counseling, professional employment services and business services.



Member Districts

Superintendents of member districts officially commit to the Network’s mission and designate a lead person to actively participate in quarterly meetings. The following distinguished and innovative districts are proud members of the GlobalEd Network. Together, these districts represent more than 150,000 students.


*Designates districts that are implementing the Global Scholars Diploma.

If you think your district is ready to join, please contact Brad Gosche at [email protected].

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