With DC Co-lab's burgeoning portfolio of surveys, data collection, and data visualization work, we seek to paint a more comprehensive landscape of our community of practice's educational offerings, the quality of our education programs, and whether our services are aligning with the needs of DC public schools. By measuring reach, engagement, and impact of our collective services, we will be able to fill gaps in arts access in the DC Public Education System and demonstrate the value of arts and humanities education with data-driven strategies.
Ward 6 was highest served by SY20-21 Collective Impact survey respondents, while Ward 8 was highest served through AHFES* programs. Ward 4 has a high density of public schools, so it follows that Ward 4 is highly represented in reach statistics. Overall, our ward data suggests that reach for a practitioner or organization is limited based on their location.
27 out of 28 organizations (96.4%) that participated in AHFES programs served Ward 8. The largest percentage of organizations (35.7%) are located in Ward 2.
10 out of 13 organizations (80%) that responded to the Collective Impact survey served Ward 6. The majority (53.3%) of respondents, however, are also located in Ward 2.
COVID-19 in our community
Compiled from the SY17-18, SY19-20, and SY20-21 Collective Impact surveys, the DC Co-lab has been documenting the greater effects of the pandemic in the DC Arts and Humanities Education Community.
Finance & Staff Losses
Organizations saw 15% overall budget loss over the course of the SY19-20 and SY20-21 school years.
Looking at percentages, financial losses ranged from 0% to 84% of overall reported budgets.
Barriers to education programming reported in SY20-21:
33.3% of SY20-21 respondents reported Staff Losses, ranging from 2 to 20 employees.
This data suggests the Education Programming has been one of the most disproportionally affected sectors for DC Arts and Humanities organizations during the pandemic.