On Feb. 6 the DC Arts and Humanities Educational Collaborative (DCAHEC) announced a new online Mapping Project initiative aimed at identifying and filling the growing void in arts education in DC Public Schools (DCPS).
Unveiled today by Executive Director Louise Kennelly,
Founded in 1998, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as 'Arts for Every Student,' professional development opportunities for educators and the recently launched 'Arts Education Initiative.'
The DC Collaborative is a community-based partnership organization, with 80 members, and still growing:
'The DC Collaborative believes that the arts—inclusive of music, visual arts, theater, dance, and literary arts—are central to the education of every student.'
'The purpose of the Mapping Project is to highlight the ways in which our member organizations are providing access to the arts and humanities for DC's students.
'The maps are designed not only to provide a visual snapshot and to illustrate our collective reach-- they start to provide useful information about where outreach/service gaps exist.'
On Jan. 29 Examiner reported that the DC Arts and Humanities Educational Collaborative announced a major change to their Winter Members' Meeting on Feb. 14.
For 15 years, as the arts and humanities in DCPS have faced massive budget cuts, the DC Collaborative has worked to ensure that all DC public school students have access to high-quality arts and humanities education.
The Collaborative works to promote quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and chartered public schools, "for the growth of the whole child."