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E-News: December 2016 Edition
Celebrating 19 years of Providing Equitable Access to Arts and Humanities Learning Opportunities

 

 

                 

Notes from the DC Collaborative Team
    




Lissa Rosenthal-Yoffe, Tracey Wyton
Dear Friends,

What a year of learning it has been. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to arts and humanities education for DC students. No more than ever, our work providing arts and humanities learning opportunities means so much for so many students and teachers.

The DC Collaborative is so grateful to each of you --our members, partners, teachers, volunteers and supporters-- for the time that you devote to providing amazing learning experiences for our DC students: their first opera, their first museum visit, their first play, their love of the arts and humanities. We know students are better strategic thinkers and active community citizens and more empathetic as a result of the experiences that you make possible!

Thank you for the tens of thousands of smiles that result from their experiences! Please help us make more of these opportunities possible with a year-end donation.

Are you like us, still shopping for those last minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers? Or, heading out for a holiday coffee or drink with friends or colleagues? For the price of 2 lattes or a stocking stuffer you can personally help us provide one life changing field-trip experience for a DC student! You can make your year-end gift to the DC Collaborative online by  clicking here! With your support, we hope to raise enough money for 700 smiles ($13,000 - just $19 each,) to provide enriching and transformative arts and cultural experiences for DC students.

Thank you again for all of the ways that you support the DC Collaborative. Our work is not always easy, but we gain strength and inspiration from each of you in our arts and humanities education community of practice. That brings a very big collective smile to our staff and board.

With gratitude, good cheer, and smiles, Happy Holidays!

Lissa and Tracey.

Happy Holidays



Happy Holidays from the DC Collaborative Team!


Winter Members Meeting

 
 

Moving Announcement

    

More Field-Trips | More Smiles
For More DC Students

Please help us raise $13,000 by December 31st
 
What better way to celebrate the holidays than to see a smile on a child's face. Here at  DC Collaborative we have been thrilled to see so many smiles this year.

Will $19 Make a Difference?
Yes! It Will!

  
With your support, we hope to raise enough money before December 31st to provide enriching and transformative arts and cultural experiences for at least 700 DC students ($13,000)  That's just $19 per student!



What If Everyone Donated $19...  

If everyone who reads this message were to donate just $19 we could provide an additional 5,000 students with arts and humanities education experiences! That's a lot of smiles!!


Please donate here and make your year end gift to the DC Collaborative and support arts and humanities education in Washington, DC! 




19 Years. $19 Per Student...

Our 100 members provide brilliant arts and humanities educational experiences for DC students and we are proud to be the organization that gives students equitable access to these events. During the past 19 years we have worked with our partners and members to provide over 550,000 DC students the opportunity to see their first ballet, hear their first concert, visit a museum for the first time, or sit in a theater to see their first play. 

In a city with an abundance of cultural assets there is no reason students should not explore the arts and humanities. We owe them the privilege of equitable access and the chance to learn and grow, as well as discover potential arts and humanities related careers.


Moving Announcement

    

We've Moved!
Come visit us at our new offices!

  
We've moved to 9th and F! Please come visit us in the New Year!

Mailing: 975 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
New Office Phone Number: 202-470-6467


  

Job Bank


 
 

Job Opportunities
The National Cherry Blossom Festival and Young Playwrights' Theater are looking to add to their teams!

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Seeks a Youth Art Contest Coordinator

Description- National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. , a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is currently seeking a Youth Art Contest Coordinator during October 2016 mid-May 2017. 

Position- This position will focus on the Youth Art Contest and Community Art Show. The 2017 Art Show will display at the Pepco-Edison Place Gallery from March 23 - April 7, 2017 


Young Playwrights' Theater Seeks 
Communications Associate

Description- Young Playwrights' Theater (YPT), the only professional theater in Washington, DC dedicated entirely to arts education, seeks a Communications Associate to help raise the organization's profile locally and nationally. The Communications Associate will be a skilled writer, storyteller and advocate of the organization. Job responsibilities will include imagining and implementing YPT's external communications, media relations and publishing strategy, and writing, editing and creating a variety of promotional materials, including press releases, sales materials, brochures, performance fliers, blog posts, e-communications, website and social media content, fundraising letters and videos. The Communications Associate will enjoy organizing and prioritizing many projects in a fast-paced work environment, and will thrive in a company culture driven by inspiration, creativity and collaboration.  YPT values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and strong writing sample to bwinter@yptdc.org by January 1, 2016. No phone calls, please.

With Gratitude...


 
 

With Gratitude...

The DC Collaborative is grateful to each of you-- our members, partners, teachers, volunteers and supporters, for the time that you devote to providing amazing arts and humanities learning experiences for our DC students-- their first concert, their first museum visit, their first play-- their love of the arts and humanities. We know students are better strategic thinkers and active community citizens and more empathetic as a result of these experiences. Thank you for the tens of thousands of smiles that result from their experiences!  

It is an honor to work so closely with a community of individuals who believe that the arts and humanities are integral to the education of our youth. Our students need arts and humanities education now more than ever. Now more than ever, we must keep working together. 
We are thankful for You!



Ways to Give


 
 

Ways to Give

To donate to the DC Collaborative online by credit card
click here or by check to:

DC Arts and Humanities Education  Collaborative 
1825 K Street, NW Ste 400
Washington, DC 20006

Are you a government employee?  Give through the CFC Catalogue of Caring.
 
We're on pg. 20 CFC#66894

Does your company have a matching gift program? Would  you like to make a gift of stock or a planned gift?  Let us know!

Volunteer!  Help us in our office .
 





 
About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:
More than 100 members strong, the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) provides equitable access to quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and chartered public schools for the growth of the whole child. Working with its partners, since its founding in 1998, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts for Every Student and the Professional Development Initiative. View our Member Directory.

For more information on the DC Arts and Humanities 
Education Collaborative, Please visit our  website.
If you would like to include something in our next 
member e-news,  please email us!

Submissions for our consideration are due C.O.B. on the third Friday of every month and are subject to edits by the DC Collaborative staff.
 
 
 
DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
975 F Street, NW,
Washington, D.C. 20004
p. (202) 470-6467


 
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