Monday, September 27, 2010

The DC Collaborative recently celebrated the 17th Street Festival located in the newly renovated 17th Street corridor from Riggs Place to R Street. The festival was a free, community event co-sponsored by Historic DuPont Main Streets, DuPont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) and Ross Elementary PTA.

The DC Collaborative hosted an information resource table to build awareness for the importance of access to the arts for all students. The DC Collaborative also offered a chalk-drawing activity for festival goers of all ages.

Local artists, community organizations, 17th street restaurants and vendors all participated in the event. Festival highlights included a kid’s zone located in the playground of Ross Elementary. Four local bands performed throughout the afternoon .

The DC Collaborative’s festival table was located on the corner of 17th and R streets. The collaborative shared their festival table with Lifting Voices, local non-profit using creative writing to strengthen critical-thinking and problem-solving skills among underserved DC youth.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions, 202-204-7750,

About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:.

More than forty 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.

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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.