(Washington, DC) - The DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative has been selected to be featured in the 2011-12 Catalogue for Philanthropy. A panel of 110 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, and peer non-profit organizations evaluated 270 applications; the Collaborative is one of 70 outstanding nonprofits to be featured this year.
The DC Collaborative offers a variety of arts and humanities initiatives for students including the Arts for Every Student (AFES) program, involving field trips to member arts and humanities events; member professional development workshops that align with standards; and the Arts Education Initiative (AEI), where DC teachers, principals, teaching artists and partners have worked together with the DC Collaborative to test-drive model programs and approaches for arts-integrated curriculum in ten DC public and chartered public schools.
“We are pleased to be selected for inclusion in the Catalogue again this year. The Catalogue is a one-stop shop for those interested in supporting a mission-driven organization working to strengthen area communities,” said Louise Kennelly, Executive Director of the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative.
The Catalogue enables non-profits such as the Collaborative to tell their stories and to encourage new supporters to get engaged and to give. It also provides charities with a stamp of approval that tells donors they can invest with confidence because the Catalogue vets its family of nonprofits with great care.
"Charities were selected for excellence, cost-effectiveness, and impact," said Barbara Harman, Executive Director of the Harman Family Foundation. “These are certainly among the best community-based nonprofits in the Washington region.”
About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:
More than 60 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.