(Washington, DC) - The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) announced the receipt of a $5000 grant from The Morningstar Foundation. The grant will be used to support general operations of the DC Collaborative, dedicated to providing equitable access to arts in education.
"It is thanks to the continued support of generous funders such as The Morningstar Foundation that we are able to enrich the school-days of thousands of public school students with unique arts and humanities experiences," said Louise Kennelly, Executive Director of the DC Collaborative. “This new grant will be a great boon for the DC Collaborative as we continue to expand our programs and services in response to growing demand. We look forward to giving many more children the chance to experience the magic and the wonder of the arts—and, of course, the immense educational benefits these experiences provide. ”
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 area arts and humanities events. Through AFES, the DC Collaborative offers opportunities for all DC public and chartered public school students to take full advantage of the vast arts and cultural resources available throughout the DC Metropolitan area.
The DC Collaborative also provides DC public and chartered public school professional development workshops that align with school curriculum. Teachers learn innovative ways to invigorate their lesson plans using artistic and creative techniques and strategies developed by DC Collaborative members.
The DC Collaborative also conducts the Arts Education Initiative (AEI). Through AEI, 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 nine DC public and chartered public schools.
About The Morningstar Foundation:
The Morningstar Foundation has played a tremendous role in enhancing the quality of arts education and invigorating the community of the DC metropolitan area. The Morningstar Foundation has been a supporter of the DC Collaborative for many years, providing generous annual contributions towards increasing access to arts education and high-quality arts experiences for numerous children.
About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:
More than forty 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.