Who Are We?

We are a member service organization founded in 1998 by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Kennedy Center, and Humanities Council of Washington DC along with DC Public Schools and other local cultural institutions. Our mission is to provide DC public education students with equitable access to engaging and vlauable arts and humanities programming throughout the District. 

How do your educators take advantage of the programs provided?

  • Attend our Orientation August 18th
  • Sign and return the School Partnership Expectation Wroksheet
  • Peruse the Program Catalogue
  • Register for Field Trips and more within the registration period

What's in the Education Program Catalog?

Arts and Humanities for Every Student Programs Distance Learning Resource Database Programs Professional Development Teaching Artist Fellowship
Synchronous Asynchronous Synchronous Synchronous
In Person & Virtual Virtual In Person & Virtual Virtual
For: DC Public Educators in the Classroom For: DC Public Educators in the Classroom For: School Administrators, Educators, Arts & Humanities Professionals For: DC-Based Emerging Teaching Artists
Registration: FREE; Open during Fall, Winter, Spring cycles Registration: FREE; Open during Fall, Winter, Spring cycles Registration: Year round Registration: Sping/Summer seasons (4-5 months)

How do you become a School Partner?

School Partnership with the DC Collaborative is open to all DC Public and Public Charter Schools. 

Step 1: Complete our School Partnership Survey Form

Step 2: Contact Ashlee McKinnon, Director of Education Programs, with a main point of contact to act as a liason between your school, DC Collaborative, and program providers. Email ashlee@dccollaborative.org

Step 3: Ensure all educators who sign up for a program in the Program Catalogue have signed and returned the School Partnership Expecation Worksheet before Oct. 1st. 

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Mailing Address: 975 F Street, NW
Office 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.