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E-News: June 2017  Special DC Collaborative Deadlines/Meetings Edition
Celebrating 19 years of Providing Equitable Access to Arts and Humanities Learning Opportunities




Notes from the DC Collaborative Team

DC Collaborative Staff @NMWA

Dear Friends:

Sincerest thanks to each of you for enabling us to move our work forward. We had a fantastic AHFES Hours with DCPS Arts and ELA teams at National Museum of Women in the Arts yesterday afternoon. (More details and Story Bank forthcoming.)

As many of us wrap-up the school year and prepare for summer a reminder that June is a very busy month,  so we've created this Special DC Collaborative Deadlines and Meetings Edition

Please take a look at each of the following notifications. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Upcoming Meetings and Deadlines:
  • Do More 24- June 8 | DONATE!
  • AHFES Hours with DCPS Social Studies- June 13, 12-1 p.m. | RSVP
  • Membership and Programming Committees and Last Day of School Happy Hour- June 14, 4 p.m. | RSVP
  • AHFES and PD Applications- Due June 30 | APPLY!
  • FY18 Membership Enrollment- July 1-31 | MORE INFO
  • AHFES and PD Program Review- July 19, 12-2 p.m. | RSVP
Look forward to seeing you more of you this month!

--DC Collaborative Team

AHFES and PD Applications


Due June 30th! AHFES and PD Applications are now open!
DC Collaborative Members are Invited to apply to the 

As the school year is winding down the DC Collaborative is gearing up for the 2017-2018 School Year's Arts and Humanities for Every Student and Professional Development programs! 42 DC Collaborative Members offered 685 programs to more than 33,000 students in the 2016-2017 school year. Additionally, 304 educators (both school-based educators and members) registered for Professional Development programs. 

We invite everyone to participate next school year! Attend AHFES Hours with DCPS Social Studies (more info below) to learn more about the program. More information is also available on our website.

To Apply:
  • Complete an AHFES Application | online or PDF form due June 30
  • Attend the AHFES Hours with DCPS Social Studies: A Connecting to Curriculum Workshop on June 13 | RSVP
  • Pay your AHFES Application Fee | Link Here

Membership Renewal - Starts in July


July is DC Collaborative 
Membership Renewal Month!
Renew your membership after  July 1 to continue to actively participate in 
DC's arts and humanities education community of practice. 
Continue Your Part of Our Collaborative Effect! 

The DC Collaborative begins FY18 membership renewal on July 1st! 

The DC Collaborative is excited to kick off its 20th year with Membership Enrollment in July! Please  save the date and join our flourishing arts and humanities education community during Membership Enrollment Month!  As an active member,  you will receive our newsletters, a link from our website to yours,  and invitations to our quarterly member meetings, round-table discussions, and committee meetings, along with being eligible to apply to be part of the AHFES and PD  programs. 

  • Member Benefits
  • Member Roles/Responsibilities
  • Annual Dues structure and info on how to participate in AHFES are included!
*Active Members are able to participate in our Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) program. (Dues must be paid by July 31 for program participation.)

Apply for AHFES (Due June 30th) and view more information here.

Connecting to Curriculum Workshop 


Connecting to Curriculum with DCPS Social Studies

The DC Collaborative will be hosting another Connecting to Curriculum Workshop on June 13 from 12-1 p.m. at DC Collaborative's office in Penn Quarter.
The DC Collaborative will be hosting another Connecting to Curriculum Workshop on Tuesday, June 13th  from 12-1 p.m. at our office on F Street NW! The Collaborative will discuss tips on how to make your organization's AHFES Application successful and the DCPS Social Studies team will discuss their curricular priorities and host working sessions to help you make these connections.

Date:  Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time:  12-1 p.m.
Location: The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
923 F Street NW # 303 (3rd floor), Washington DC 20004 | Directions

Did you attend the AHFES Hours at NMWA 
with DCPS ELA and DCPS Arts?
Fill out our feedback survey here!

Do More 24


June 8th! Do More 24
The DC Collaborative is participating in Do More 24
Support Arts and Humanities Education through June 8!

Please help raise more funds for  More Field-trips for More DC Students and reach our Do More 24 goal of raising an additional $2,400 to fill six buses before the end of June. Even just $24 will make a difference! DO MORE!  GIVE HERE .

What can your activism do on behalf of DC students?  Here are some examples of how your personal donations to our  Do More 24 campaign can support our collaborative work:
  • $24-can engage a first grader in her first experience with a live performance of The Nutcracker
  • $48-can strengthen the critical thinking skills of two middle  school students through touring a major arts exhibition
  • $124-can promote civic pride and engagement for three high school students by participating in a field trip study of DC's vibrant cultural history
  • $240-can instill a love of learning in one classroom by supporting an artist in residence to incorporate the arts into math studies
  • $480-can provide professional development for teachers to extend arts and humanities engagement beyond field trips into basic classroom instruction   
Thanks in advance for helping us Do More for More DC Students! 

Read about Do More 24 on our
Story Bank Blog.


DC Collaborative Committee Upcoming Meetings


June 14th and July 19th! 
Programming and Membership Committees
Join us for these upcoming Events!

Wednesday June 14, 4:00
A joint  Membership and Programming Committee  Meeting
followed by an  
End-of-the-School-Year Happy Hour!

We'll Discuss:
  • FY18 Membership Enrollment
  • AHFES Application update
  • Happy Hour!
Wednesday, June 14, at 4:00 pm
DC Collaborative Office:
923 F Street NW # 303 (3rd floor), Washington DC 20004
Webinar/remote meeting access is available.

Wednesday, July 19, 12:00 - 2:00
AHFES Program Review

The Programming Committee reviews the programs that our members submit for inclusion in the Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) Program.

This meeting is an informal panel review where we make recommendations to other members who applied to AHFES on how to strengthen their programs. The Programming Committee developed rubrics that will help us look at the quality of the experience and the curricular connections. Pizza will be provided and conference call/google hangout options are available (unfortunately there is no pizza available for google hangout and conference call participants).

Wednesday, July 19, 12:00 - 2:00
DC Collaborative Office:
923 F Street NW # 303 (3rd floor), Washington DC 20004
Webinar/remote meeting access is available.

With Gratitude...


With Gratitude...

A special thanks to the DCPS Arts, ELA and Social Studies teams. Thank you for working with us to make genuine connections between your curriculum and the education programming of the DC region's cultural institutions! 

Another shout out to National Museum of Women in the Arts and The Kennedy Center for hosting and agreeing to host these convenings!

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 
975 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

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 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.
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Location: 923 F Street, NW #303
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