The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative Receives Support from The Washington Examiner to Ensure More Students Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy

Donation Sends 500 DC public School Students to the Choral Arts Society presentation of “Living the Dream … Singing the Dream”
Friday, January 20, 2012

(Washington, DC)-The DC Collaborative is pleased to announce that The Washington Examiner, via a $4000 grant, will sponsor the upcoming Arts for Every Student program “Living the Dream…Singing the Dream” presented by the Choral Arts Society of Washington on January 26, 2012.

The performance will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., commemorate his ideals of non-violence and racial equality, and launch Black History Month with a student-friendly version of this popular community event. Students will be encouraged to sing along with traditional spiritual and gospel selections of the Civil Rights Era performed by a host of dynamic area musicians.

“We appreciate this support a great deal. Each year the “Living the Dream”  celebration is a very inspiring event for students and teachers and this support helps ensure more students enjoy the experience,” said Louise Kennelly, Executive Director of the DC Collaborative.

The DC Collaborative plans to send more than 500 students to this performance.

“The Examiner is pleased to provide this support to our community. What better way to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy than through “Singing the Dream” with some of the DC area’s greatest gospel singers,” said Gina Sacripanti, Senior Director of Business Development and Marketing at The Washington Examiner.

“This is a wonderful chance to ensure more DC public school students participate in a terrific musical experience. The Choral Arts Chorus will be performing with the Washington Performing Arts Men, Women and Children of the Gospel Choirs to raise joyful voices as part of the 24th annual choral tribute to Dr. King-- our hallmark event celebrating the legacy of the great Civil Rights leader,” said Caryn Fraim, Education and Community Programs Manager at the Choral Arts Society.

About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

Nearly 70 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 Arts Education Initiative.

About The Washington Examiner

The Washington Examiner is a leading source for national, world, local, entertainment and sports news and is available in print, online at, and via mobile at news. The Washington Examiner is a free daily newspaper published Sunday through Fridays and is distributed in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with a weekly print readership of 663,460.

About the Choral Arts Society

Now in its 47th Season, The Choral Arts Society of Washington is one of the major choral organizations in the United States.  Under the leadership of its founder and artistic director Norman Scribner, Choral Arts presents its symphonic chorus of over 180 professional-caliber volunteer singers in an annual season subscription series at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and other DC-area venues.

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The DC Collaborative is a FY18 Service Organization grant recipient of 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.