Share Your Story

Members, educators, supporters and partners of the DC Collaborative are invited to share their story in arts and humanities education, to help us showcase the work we are collectively doing in the arts and humanities education field and the positive impact we are having on the education of the students in the public school system in the District of Columbia. 
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#WhatsYourStory Campaign

The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative plans to "give back" to our community by sharing stories that highlight the work that we do together to ensure equitable access to the arts and humanities for DC students and their educators. We are calling this campaign #WhatsYourStory.

What are we asking? We're asking for stories from you - our members, teachers, students, board members, supporters, friends and all community stakeholders. Click here for the link to the Google Form with some questions about why arts and humanities education are important to you, what you have done to promote arts and humanities education, and why you think the work of the DC Collaborative is important. By filling out this form, you are giving the DC Collaborative permission to use your responses in our #WhatsYourStory campaign. 

Story Bank Blog Posts

Visual Arts/Museum Exhibitions

"Focus on Art, Books & Creativity at the National Museum of Women in the Arts" - April 10, 2019 
"Field-trip Friday: National Building Museum" - January 22, 2019
"Field-trip Friday: National Museum of Women in the Arts" - January 17, 2019
"Field-trip Friday: Pulitzer Center-Vox Media" - July 17, 2018
"SEED PCS Attends Dumbarton Oaks" - May 1, 2018
"Devine Felines at the Freer|Sackler Galleries" - November 15, 2017
"Hear Art | See Music at The Kreeger Museum" - June 27, 2017
"A Trip to Freer|Sackler for the 'Look and Discover Museum Tour'" - April 27, 2017
"The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting" - January 18, 2017
"Making Students and Teachers Feel Special at the American Art Museum" - August 10, 2016
"How the Civil War Changed Washington and the Anacostia Community Museum" - July 22, 2015
"School Reactions from The Kreeger Museum and American Chamber Players Series" - June 22, 2015
"The Kreeger Museum Embarks on a New Program" - May 18, 2015
"Cleveland Elementary Visits the National Geographic Museum" - March 26, 2015
"Simon Elementary Visits the National Building Museum" - February 19, 2015 
"Filmore Arts Center Students Attend Alvin Ailey" - February 5, 2015
"Seaton Elementary Explores Shapes and Colors at the Kreeger Museum" - January 20, 2015
 

Performing Arts

"Step Afrika! Performance" - June 10, 2019
"Field Trip Friday: Step Afrika!" - July 17, 2018
"Perisphere Theatre: Connecting Audiences to History" - January 4, 2018
"Color’s Garden: An Adventure with the Elements of Art" - November 21, 2017
"Teatime at the Atlas Performing Arts Center" - October 26, 2016
"The MusicianShip: Changing Lives with Music" - August 17, 2016
"The Nutcracker" - December 15, 2016
"Where Words Once Were" - December 8, 2016
"A Look Inside Imagination Stage's 'Looking for Roberto Clemente'" - November 29, 2016
"Singing in German is Cool! The Washington Bach Consort" - October 6, 2016
"How the Young Playwrights' Theater Tackles Literacy" - June 27, 2016
"Dancing Classrooms DC" - April 29, 2016
"More Than 2,100 Students Go 'Bach to School' this Year" - June 11, 2015
"Kennedy Center Offers Half-Price Tickets to the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Benefit Concert" - May 15, 2015
"Plummer Elementary Attends the NSO Young People's Concerts" - May 5, 2015
"Kennedy Center and Split This Rock Co-Sponsoring Student Workshops and Performances" - April 29, 2015
"Kennedy Center Partnership Schools Featured on Millenium Stage" - April 28, 2015
"Aiton Elementary School Goes to Imagination Stage" - April 10, 2015
"Updates from Avalon Theatre" - March 31, 2015
"Johnson Middle School Student On Stage at THEARC!" - February 27, 2015
 

Humanities

"Exploring the Universe at National Geographic Society" - March 20, 2019
"Key Communicator Webinar Recap" - February 28, 2019
"A Lifelong Friendship in the Arts and Humanities" - July 16, 2018
"Marching Back in Time at George Washington's Mount Vernon" - March 22, 2018
"Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting- Walking Like a Journalist at Washington Global" - February 2, 2018
"The National Geographic Society" - January 18, 2017
"Legends and Legacies: The Real George Washington" - January 9, 2017
"The Abacus Project: A DRANREF Foundation Feature" - November 4, 2016
"Walk Like a Journalist with 5th Graders from Washington Yu Ying PCS" - November 2, 2016
"I See The President!" - October 20, 2016
"The Power of Investigative Storytelling Onscreen" - September 29, 2016
"A DC Collaboration and Some Amazing Young People Inspire Us" - July 6, 2016
"Share a Book that Shaped You with the Library of Congress" - June 30, 2016
"Center for Inspired Teaching: Celebrating 20 years of building a better school experience for students with transformative teacher training" - March 22, 2016
"3,000 Students Go 19,000 ft Up Mt. Denali with the Environmental Film Festival" - March 3, 2016
"Watkins Elementary Students Share MLK's Dream." - January 29, 2016
"Wolf Trap's Early Childhood STEM Learning Through the Arts Works!" - May 22, 2015
"Shout Mouse Press Meets the President" - May 15, 2015
 

Collective Impact

"Call for Assessment Tools" - March 26, 2019
"Participate in Any Given Child DC" - January 10, 2019
"Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child Washington, DC: A Year in Review" - July 30, 2018
"Phase II Implementation Begins" - November 15, 2018
"The Importance of Data in Collective Impact" - May 8, 2018
"The Importance of Collective Impact in Advocacy" - March 5, 2018
"Meet the Any Given Child DC Community Arts Team" - January 17, 2018
"Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child, DC" - September 29, 2017
"Interview with Ayanna Hudson: Director of Arts Education at the National Endowment for the Arts" - January 23, 2017
"The NEA supports our Collective Impact Work"- May 26, 2016
 

General News

"Recap Spring Members Meeting- June 4, 2019" - June 6, 2019
"Recap- Connecting to Curriculum Series: DCPS Social Studies" - May 30, 2019
"Recap- DC Collaborative Winter Member’s Meeting: Advocacy Edition" - March 15, 2019
"National Arts Action Summit 2019 DC Debrief" - March 15, 2019
"DC Collaborative Social Emotional Learning Through the Arts Professional Development Institute co-hosted with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities" - September 24, 2018
"What’s Your Story?: Those Who Inspire Us​​​​​"​​ - July 17, 2018
"What’s Your Story?: Culture as a Catalyst" - July 4, 2018
"Recap: Connecting to Curriculum with DCPS Social Studies" - June 6, 2018
"Recap: Spring Members’ Meeting Gratitude Edition" - May 17, 2018
"Recap: Connecting to Curriculum with DCPS Arts" - May 4, 2018
"Spring Break Teaching Artist/Organization “Speed Dating” Happy Hour" - April 2, 2018
"2018 Winter Member's Meeting: Advocacy Edition Recap" - February 12, 2018
"Connecting to Curriculum Workshop: Schoolwide Enrichment Model" - February 8, 2018
"National/Local Programming Series: More Than Cherry Blossoms" - October 31, 2017
"Early Childhood & Family Engagement Series" - October 24, 2017
"5% Day Community Giving Program: Thank you Volunteers and Whole Foods Market" - September 21, 2017
"Expanding National Arts in Education Week, Whole Foods Market to Donate 5 Percent of Wednesday’s DC Sales to Benefit Underserved Youth Arts and Humanities Education" - September 13, 2017
"Our Spring Members Meeting: Gratitude in the Garden" - May 31, 2017
"My Spring Internship: Bryce Furhman" - May 15, 2017
"DC Collaborative Connecting to Curriculum Round-table Series: Everyday DC- A DCPS Arts Curriculum and Community Partnership" - March 31, 2017
"Arts Action DC Advocacy Day 2017" - March 29, 2017
"NMAAHC: Intern Field Trip" - February 17, 2017
"Recap: Winter 2017 Members Meeting" - February 16, 2017
"Collaborative Effect in Action: Connecting to Curriculum Round-table Series" - October 25, 2016
"Celebrating Arts in Education Week at the Annual Members Meeting" - September 16, 2016
"Celebrating Where We Live: Spring 2016 Members Meeting Recap" - June 8 2016
"Meet the Music Education Specialist at DCPS" - March 30, 2016
"National Arts in Education Week" - September 14, 2015
"Blog Featuring our Summer 2015 Interns" - August 7, 2015
"Meet the New Visual and Digital Arts Specialist at DCPS" - July 31, 2015
"E-News: June 2015 Edition" - June 30, 2015
"Art Buzz at Sunset Recap" - June 4, 2015
"E-News: May 2015 Edition"May 29, 2015
"The Re/Max Sky Blog: Join us for an Art Buzz on June 3rd" - May 26, 2015
"Running for Creative Kids Update: Race Day!" - May 21, 2015
"Spring Members Meeting Recap" - May 14, 2015
"E-News: April 2015 Edition" - April 30, 2015
"Running for Creative Kids Update- Half Marathon Four Weeks Away" - April 20, 2015
"Running for Creative Kids Update" - March 30, 2015
"DCPS Corner: 'Intersections' Art Exhibition at the US Department of Education" - March 4, 2015
"Black History Month Celebrations" - February 27, 2015
"Running for Creative Kids" - February 12, 2015
 

AHFES News

"Connecting to the Curriculum Series: AHFES Hours at the DC Collaborative office" - June 15, 2017
"Connecting to Curriculum Series: AHFES Hours at the National Museum of Women in the Arts" - June 12, 2017
"AHFES Important Dates To Remember" - April 10, 2017
"AHFES 2018-19 Program Review" - August 30, 2018
"2017 Field-trip Re-cap" - January 1, 2018
"A Look-in on the DC Collaborative's 2017-2018 AHFES Orientation and Membership Fair" - August 18, 2018
"Arts and Humanities for EVERY Student Blog Series: About the DC Collaborative" - March 24, 2017
"Arts and Humanities for EVERY Student Blog Series: Collective Impact" - March 17, 2017
"Arts and Humanities for EVERY Student Blog Series: Professional Development Institute for Educators" - March 10, 2017
"Arts and Humanities for EVERY Student Blog Series: Capital City Public Charter School Attends National Museum of Women in the Arts" - March 3, 2017
"AHFES Orientation and Membership Fair" - August 31, 2016
 

Education and Resources

"Artful Thinking #1: the “Palette”, a Set of Thinking Dispositions and Routines" - May 28, 2019
"Artful Thinking: A Different Approach to Art Integration in Core Curriculum" - May 20, 2019
"Measuring the Social-Emotional Effect of Arts Field Trips" - April 1, 2019
"The Arts and Dropout Prevention: A White Paper by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network" - February 1, 2018
"Creating Connections in a PreK-12th Grade Arts Program" - November 10, 2015
"Introducing District of Learning: Part 3 in our #MissionMetrics Series" - August 5, 2015
"Five Things to Know About the Arts and Federal Education Reform" - July 29, 2015
"The Importance of Collective Impact" - July 16, 2015
"Telling Your Story— A Funder’s Perspective" - July 10, 2015
"ECAA and the Impact on Arts Education" - July 7, 2015
"Every Child Achieves Act: The Basics (part 1)" - July 6, 2015
"#MissionMetrics Round-table Recap" - July 1, 2015
 

Supporter Features

"Annelisa Crabtree" - June 6, 2017
"Anna Walker" - June 5, 2017
"Nik Apostolides" - September 3, 2015
"Linda Harper" - August 24, 2015
"Joy Ford Austin" - August 17, 2015
"Greg McGruder" - August 17, 2015
"Dorothy McSweeny" - August 10, 2015
"Dave Ferrero" - August 10, 2015
"Susana Florian" - August 3, 2015
"Sarah Durkee" - August 3, 2015
"Gail Murdock" - July 30, 2015
"Jeanette McCune" - July 27, 2015
"Chris Jennings" - July 27, 2015
"Jordan Monroe" - July 20, 2015
"Susan Rosenbaum" - July 20, 2015
"Jade Floyd" - July 13, 2015

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Contact

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The DC Collaborative is a FY19 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.