Dear Friends,

Back to school season is officially upon us - it's our favorite time of the year! Included in this newsletter are all the necessary steps to ensure your school or organization is ready to hit the ground running this fall. 

Also included in this issue; an important "Save the Date" message for an upcoming Professional Development Institute, a recap on our Collective Impact work in the community, and a new job posting. We look forward to starting a fresh new School Year together with you, full of arts and humanities learning opportunities!

DC Collaborative Team   

Arts and Humanities for Every Student Update

Remember to Register for the AHFES Orientation!

DATE Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • 3:30 - 4:30  AHFES/PD Provider Orientation - Review policies and procedures of the AHFES program, FOR CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS ONLY
  • 4:45 - 5:15 Membership Fair - Networking; teachers are invited to browse the various educational offerings of our cultural institution members, and to make connections with each other
  • 5:15 - 6:30  AHFES School Orientation - Review policies and procedures of the AHFES program, FOR SCHOOLS ONLY
LOCATIONThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
Terrace Level Atrium

**Please NoteIndividuals are not required to attend the AHFES Orientation for the full 3 hours. Double check the agenda: 
Members should plan to arrive between 2:45 - 3:00 for their orientation and are encouraged to stay through the Membership Fair ending at 5:15
Teachers should plan to arrive around 4:45 for the Membership Fair portion of the event and will stay through their orientation ending at 6:30

Note for Key Communicators and Educators
We require at least one teacher representative from each school to attend the AHFES Orientation.
School Partnership Agreements  must be submitted prior to the 2018-2019 AHFES Fall Lottery (Week of  September 10, 2018 ). They can be submitted at the AHFES Orientation OR returned via:

AHFES Fall Lottery Opens on September 10th

Mark your calendars! The AHFES Fall Lottery will open on Monday, September 10th in celebration of Arts in Education week. Teachers can submit requests for field-trip experiences through Friday, September 14th. The DC Collaborative Staff will be in touch to confirm trips the following week.

**Reminder!  School Partnership Agreements must be submitted PRIOR to the Fall Lottery for schools to be eligible to participate.

Contact Rebekka Nickman (rebekka@dccollaborative) or Katherine Custer (katherine@dccollaborative) with any questions.

DC Collaborative Story Bank Blog Highlights
Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child Washington, DC: A Year in Review
Our collective impact work was strong this year. This November, Any Given Child DC is planning a big announcement about our 1st year findings and strategic plan...  " Throughout the course of the last year the Community Arts Team (CAT) crafted a vision statement, core values, goals and action steps AND took a deep look into DCPS data as well as data from other cultural institutions."

Read on to learn more about what our collective impact work through Any Given Child DC team is about as we prepare for a big update in November!
Save The Date: Fall Professional Development Institute
Save the Date for our Next PD Institute!
DC  Collaborative  Social Emotional Learning through the Arts Professional Development Institute

Sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

DC Commission

Join us for a day of engaging and interactive sessions for 9th-12th, 6-8th, K-5th and early childhood educators! 

DateSaturday, September 15, 2018
Location: DCPS Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC)

As part of its continued professional development series for DCPS and DCPCS educators, the DC Collaborative is pleased to once again offer professional development learning opportunities for educators led by DC Collaborative members. 

DC Collaborative Social Emotional Learning through the Arts Professional Development Institute  sessions will focus on social emotional learning through the arts and highlight topics including pre senting arts and global citizenry and culture as well as presenting history in a contemporary context. Certificates for  for  6 contact hours  towards PLU credits will be provided to all registered educator attendees.

Mark your calendars! More information, including how to register, modules and session description forthcoming! 

Please contact if you have any questions!

Job Postings
Open Positions with Wolf Trap 
 Institute for Early Learning through the Arts

Become a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist!

In communities nationwide, Wolf Trap Teaching Artists -musicians, dancers, actors, puppeteers and more - provide customized, in-classroom professional development for early childhood teachers.

At Wolf Trap, you will be trained to develop and help teachers implement arts-
integrated lessons that engage children in active, joyful learning across curriculum including literacy and STEM.

Teacher Appreciation Night at the 
 National Building Museum

Experience Fun House and the National Building Museum after-hours with music, food, and drinks. Fun House, designed by Snarkitecture, is the latest in the Museum's imaginative Summer Block Party series of temporary structures inside its historic Great Hall.

Teachers and administrators employed at accredited K-12 schools and home school teachers are invited to teacher appreciation night in Fun House.  Learn more

Check out the evening's Cocktails with the Curator tours (drop-in tours for all Late Night ticket holders) 
  • 6:30 PM Fun House Exhibition Tour 
  • 7:00 PM Evicted Tour 
  • 7:30 PM Historic Building Tour 
  • 8:00 PM Exhibition Tour (TBD)

Get Involved - Join our Committees!
Programming Committee

The DC Collaborative's Programming Committee is open to members, partners and educators. The Committee will assist the DC Collaborative team in furthering their mission of equity and access to quality arts and humanities education for all students and teachers in the DC public education system (traditional and public charter). The Programming Committee will analyze and evaluate the quality of arts and humanities education experiences, develop opportunities for mentorship and program improvement and inform the Arts and Humanities for Every Student policies and procedures.
Collective Impact Committee
The DC Collaborative invites you to join us in the strategic planning year of Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child DC,  Collective   Impact  work! The Collective Impact Committee,  formerly known as the Membership Committee,  will aid us advising and executing the work of the Community Arts Team, as well as assisting us in keeping our members up-to-date during the strategic planning year. We value the input from all of our members to make this process a success.

Ways to Give

Donate to the DC Collaborative online or remit payment by check to:

DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

The DC Collaborative is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All gifts are tax deductible the the fullest extent of the law.

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!

The DC Collaborative is a recipient of an FY18 General Operating Support Service Grant from the  DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the  National Endowment for the Arts .

The DC Collaborative is members of the Any Given Child program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

About the DC 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 and Humanities 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.