Who We Are

The DC Collaborative is a membership service organization founded in 1998 by local cultural institutions, government agencies and funders. Today, the Collaborative represents 120 organizations and practitioners working together to advance equitable access to arts and humanities education in the District of Columbia.

Our two main stakeholder groups are members (organizations and practitioners) and school partners.  Members include cultural institutions, community organizations, and teaching artists in the DC area who offer Washington DC’s best museum exhibits, performances, theaters, festivals, and more to students in the DC Public Education System. Our members provide access to learning and development through the arts and humanities in order to allow for a world-class education in our nation’s capital. Our school partners are administrators and teachers who serve as key communicators for their school or bring students on AHFES experiences.

Benefits of Membership

The DC Collaborative provides its members the opportunity to participate in the AHFES program, attend or present professional development, and participate in our collective impact work. Members also receive invitations to member meetings, monthly newsletters, networking opportunities, and other resources.

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School Partners

Our partner schools all have an assigned Key Communicator, who is the main contact at each school. Key Communicators are trained in our online registration system and the AHFES policies and procedures to register for the program. View more information about Key Communicators here or contact [email protected]

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