826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Their services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. View their website.

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Live-Drawing Poetry Book Making
Presented by: 826DC
826DC invites first and second-grade classes to join us in our Columbia Heights workshop for a live-drawing Concrete Poetry Field Trip. Young authors will determine the shapes about which they would like to write poems, watch as an artist illustrates the shapes, and will then write and publish a book of concrete poetry using those shapes. 
Dates: 4/21/2020, 4/23/2020, 4/28/2020, 4/30/2020, 5/5/2020, 5/7/2020, 5/12/2020, 5/14/2020, 5/19/2020, 5/21/2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: Writing Lab- 3333 14th Street NW, Suite ML-120, Washington, DC, 20010;
Drop Off- the main entrance to our space is around the corner on Park Road- next to the Giant Supermarket.
Content: English Literature, Arts
Medium: Visual Arts, Writing/ Reading/ Journalism
Grades: 1st and 2nd
Capacity: 25 Students per session

In-school workshops may be offred in collaboration with this field trip opportunity at no cost. Availability is contingent on our existing In-School schedule which is continually changing as bookings occur.

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826DC Friday Workshops
Presented by: 826DC
Our 2 hour workshops provide an engaging, magical, and educational writing environment wherein students can be reminded of and introduced to the creative process and the art of the possible. Each unique lesson plan provides opportunity for students to develop skills of self-expression, build self-confidence, develop a voice and self-efficacy around the practice of writing across various genres. Workshops range in genres from journalism to poetry to personal narrative writing.
Dates: March 13th, April 25th, May 23rd, June 5th
Time(s): Workshops are available Fridays between 8am and 1pm. The specific agenda varies based on lesson selected. All workshops include an introductory warm up and mini lesson, small group instruction and writing time, and a close-out and sharing opportunity at the end.
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: In-school
Content: English Literature, Civics/ Government, Science
Medium: Writing/ Reading/ Journalism
Grades: We offer programs to students 1st to 12th grade with specific workshops targeted to specific grade bands.
Capacity: 25 Students per session

Workshops are offered at no cost to the school.

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Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

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.