Supporting Arts and Humanities for Every Student

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Now in its fourth year, the Field Trip Experiences (DAHI) initiative is one that supports the cost of field trip tickets, transportation costs, professional development for educators and workshops for students. District Government believes in the importance of children and youth having access to exceptional arts and humanities opportunities that complement and supplement their school curriculums, and those that help build an understanding of themselves, their communities and the larger world in which they live.

The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) is contracted by and  has served majority of the DAHI grantees across all three years by providing marketing, logistical and assessment support for the selected programs. The blue star on our AHFES Catalogue offerings denotes programs that have been awarded a DAHI grant in for the 2019/2020 grant year, and are therefore offered at no cost to schools.

In order to have continued support of this initiative by the District Government, it is important that there is comprehensive data to support the effectiveness and high-quality nature of the educational programs offered across the District of Columbia. The DC Collaborative supports this effort by providing Student and Teacher surveys to every group attending a field-trip. If you or your faculty are participating in a DAHI funded program, please make sure to fill out your surveys in a timely manner so that we can all help elevate the phenomenal programs in our district.

The DC Collaborative receives direct support for our legacy Arts and Humanities for Every Student program through other various funders, organizations and individuals. They collectively believe that every student, should have access to these experiences as an integral part of their education. Recent support includes:   

Key Foundations: Agua Fund, Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Capitol Hill Community Foundation, Dallas Morse Coors Foundation, Harman Family Foundation, Jack R. Anderson Foundation, Stanley and Lucy Lopata Foundation, Nancy Peery, Marriott Foundation, Share Fund, and Wells Fargo Bank

Key Corporations: Charles Schwab, The JBG Companies, Graham Holdings, ProFish, Walmart, and Whole Foods Market

Government: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts

A huge thank you to our members and individual supporters who contribute to the arts and humanities education community of practice in efforts to ensure equitable access to the arts and humanities for all DC students.
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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.