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 October 2013
Celebrating 15 years of Providing Access to Arts and Humanities Learning Opportunities




Notes from the Executive Director




Louise Kennelly


Celebrating 15 Years Of Providing Students with Access to Arts and Humanities in Partnership with Our Members


The DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative celebrated its 15 year anniversary at the "Experience the Power of Arts Education" reception on Thursday, Oct. 24, co-hosted by Women in Government Relations.

The anniversary reception, held at the Embassy of Canada, brought together Members, policy makers, teachers and government relations professionals to celebrate the access to quality arts and humanities education in our nation's Capital. 


U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici, (D-Oregon), addressed attendees about her work as the founder of the bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus, "which aims to encourage innovation and creative thinking by integrating arts and design with science, technology, engineering, and math education." Her remarks highlighted the important role the arts and humanities play in a student's education.


Septime Webre and Wendy Rieger

Wendy Rieger, Anchor for News4, served as the 

night's Emcee, and the spirited evening featured art from students of Project Create and performances by students from The Washington Ballet at THEARC. The evening also featured a Keynote speech from Septime Webre, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet, who facilitated a group demi-pliť.


The DC Collaborative presented our Spirited Leadership in Advancing Arts Education to Barbara Harman of the Catalogue for Philanthropy and the Harman Family Foundation. The award was presented by DC Collaborative Board President, Jade Floyd, recognizing Ms. Harman's exceptional leadership and commitment to advancing arts and humanities education in Washington, D.C.


Barbara Harman and Jade Floyd


A big Thank You to the event's many sponsors including Charlotte Cameron of the Dan Cameron Family Foundation; Greg McGruder of National Geographic; and AJ Jones of the Podesta Group. 



Member Feature: Check out The Library of Congress Magazine! 


The Library of Congress Magazine!
DC Collaborative member, The Library of Congress, publishes a bimonthly magazine, which tells the Library's stories, showcases its talented staff, and promotes the use of the Library's resources. The current issue, entitled "Back to Class, Back to the Books, Back to School," features an article on the power of primary sources, which details how The Library of Congress staff is finding new ways for teachers across the country to use the Library's resources to engage students. In addition, the issue features the article, "If You Build It, They Will Learn," which tells the story of how Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald worked together to improve education for the disadvantaged.

Effective Fieldtrip


Make the Most out of Your AFES Fieldtrip Experience

 Please Join us for the Effective Fieldtrip Workshop


When: Thursday, November 14th, 2012 from 5:00 -6:00 p.m.


  Location: 1001 G Street, NW Suite 1000W Washington, DC 20001

(10th Floor- Podesta Group Offices)
Metro Center (Red/ Orange/ Blue Lines)
Gallery Place China Town (Red/Green/ Yellow lines)


Register Here


The Effective Fieldtrip Workshop is designed  to help you make the most out of your cultural visit. We'll share Top Ten tips for a successful fieldtrip, including tips on fieldtrip preparation, what to expect during your trip, and ideas for post-trip assessments.


Also review a copy of our Effective Fieldtrips Guide, developed to help you effectively link your trip to the standards you are required to meet in your classroom as well as action steps to take to ensure the logistics for the day of the event run smoothly.


We will also review and discuss the University of Arkansas fieldtrip study regarding the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art that was realeased in Education Next.  More information HERE.

Member Feature: Corcoran Gallery of Art Community Day


Community Day:  Corcoran Gallery of Art 
Date:  Saturday, November 2, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Location: 500 17th Street Northwest  
Washington, DC 20006 

Looking for something creative to do this weekend? The Corcoran is going pop-up! For one day only, come gather, create, and be inspired at this celebration of art & creativity. Try your hand at printmaking and ceramics, check-out a 3-D Printing demonstration, and shop at their Community Art Fair, featuring fine arts and crafts made by D.C.-area artists. Don't miss artist talks with NOW at the Corcoran artist Mia Feuer, special tours, films and music.

Register HERE!

Funding Opportunity: One City Fund


Apply For A City Fund Grant!


The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is now accepting applications for the City Fund. The City Fund will provide grants of up to $100K a year to non-profit organizations working in Education, Job training, Health, Services for seniors, Arts, Public Safety, and the Environment.


The City Fund, which was established in 2013, seeks to advance the goals of the District of Columbia's One City plan. It works to grow and diversify the District's economy, educate and prepare the workforce for the new economy, and improve the quality of life for all.

 Deadline: Proposals must be submitted by Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 4:00pm.



Support AFES


A Future Without Limits Begins 
HERE ...
We need your help!  We are looking to raise $20,000 to provide transportation and free tickets to 3,000 students to our member arts and humanities cultural institutions throughout the D.C. Region. A trip to a theater or museum can positively change a student's life forever by enhancing his or her creativity, curiosity, and enthusiasm for learning.  




Please tell everyone you know and ask them to share with everyone they know. Please post our campaign on Facebook and Twitter and your Website. Donate what you can.  Even small amounts will help to touch the lives of D.C. students. 


Contribute Today!

DC Collaborative Events

The Second Annual Sip, Shop & Support Will Take Place on November 19th, 2013 from 6pm-8:30pm at Current Boutique
Sign up HERE!





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About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:
More than 70 members strong, the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) provides equitable access to quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and chartered public schools for the growth of the whole child. Working with its partners, since its founding in 1998, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts for Every Student and the Arts Education Initiative. View our Member's roster.

For more information on the DC Arts and Humanities 

Education Collaborative, Please visit our website.

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DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
1001 G Street, NW Suite 1000W
Washington, DC 20001
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