What is a Key Communicator?

Key Communicators are the main contact in each school. They interface with the DC Collaborative staff to register their school for Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) learning experiences. They are a vital part of the Arts and Humanities for Every Student Program. Key Communicators are trained in our online registration system and the AHFES policies and procedures to register for the program. The Key Communicator should work with the other teachers and principal in their school to build consensus around the learning opportunities to connect it back to what students are learning in the classroom. Three times a year, the DC Collaborative hosts a lottery for AHFES programs being offered in the upcoming semester. Participating schools submit rests for these programs through the online catalogue during a planned, one-week period. After each lottery cycle ends, the DC Collaborative assigns these trips by distributing the opportunities equitably among all schools that submitted requests. The Key Communicators also disseminate information about the Professional Development Workshops to the other teachers in their schools. 

View our Arts and Humanities for Every Student field trips and workshops for students HERE

View our Arts and Humanities for Every Student and Professional Development opportunities HERE.

Steps for Key Communicators to Participate in AHFES:

  • Return the School Partnership Agreement (identifying a Key Communicator) to info@dccollaborative.org or mail to:
                     DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
                     975 F Street, NW 
                     Washington, DC 20004
  • View our AHFES Orientation Webinar
  • Browse the Catalogue offerings below
  • Submit a Lottery Request Form for the desired programs (the DC Collaborative will contact you after the registration period if you have been reward the desired experience)

Please submit your information in the form below or contact Ashlee at ashlee@dccollaborative.org with any further questions!

Tools for Key Communicators

AHFES Brochure 

Orientation Slideshow (+ Recorded Webinar can be found HERE)

School Partnership Agreement

Field Trip Policies and Procedures

Media Release (English)

Media Release (Spanish)


Twitter Updates


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.