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Executive Director of THEARC Featured on Comcast Newsmakers

Yolanda Vazquez of Comcast Newsmakers sat down recently with Edmund Fleet, Executive Director of Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) to discuss the partnership that makes the campus possible, as well as its mission to the community. THEARC is proud to celebrate ten years of building bridges east of the Anacostia River and families.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement Launches EOTR Communication Series at THEARC

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is pleased to announce a new four-part communications series. The Center has partnered with The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region to offer this multi-day training for nonprofit leaders based in or serving residents East of the River. 

Summer at THEARC 2015 Catalog

ArtReach@THEARC Summer Semester  - The Summer semester of ArtReach includes a variety of thematic classes for teens ages 13-19 that range from traditional artistic fields to contemporary interdisciplinary areas of focus. Meals included. No Fee.

THEARC Hosts Community Workshop for Public Space Engagement

THEARC has engaged the Project for Public Spaces to help us evaluate new ideas for how we use our campus. Some of these ideas or short-term, others more long-term but we want to hear from you! THEARC is hosting a community workshop on Wednesday, June 17th in order to get ideas and suggestions on ways THEARC and our partners can make our campus more engaging.

The Washington Ballet Seeks Summer Art Teacher

The Washington Ballet @ THEARC seeks an art teacher for their summer programs in 2015. The summer programs highlighted at The Washington Ballet @ THEARC celebrate dance from many different cultures including ballet. TWB also work with the partners in the building to offer its students exposure to art, music, health classes and working in THEARC garden. Students who are exposed to art enjoy working in any medium that the artist is interested in. The Washington Ballet will pay for supplies as well as pays $50 per hour. The camp runs for 4 weeks from June 22 – July 18.

The Transfer Sparks Inter-generational Dialogue at THEARC

On Monday May 11,  2015 at THEARC Theater, nearly 200 guests witnessed The Transfer, a scial impact speaker series tv pilot set to anchor the Kennedy Center's "Harlem Nights, U Street Lights" Black Broadway Celebration with the Apollo Theater. The celebration recognizes the era of Black Broadway, its impact on culture, theater and music through the music of jazz luminaries that include the legendary Jimmy Cobb, Roy Hargrove, Jason Moran, Marc Cary and more. The Transfer is a celebrity moderated, speaker series created to expose youth to an inter-generationa

DC Innovation Opportunity Program

The DC Innovation Opportunity Program is a pathway for high-potential, low-income individuals in the District of Columbia to access in demand jobs in the digital economy. Enter your email to apply for a seat in three preliminary workshops focused on Web Development and User Experience Design, and get your foot in the door. 

Five workshop participants will also be selected for a TDF Foundation full-tuition scholarship toward a General Assembly Immersive program, pre-course mentorship through Year Up, a paid apprenticeship at Microsoft, Capital One, or MedStar, and more.


THEARC Organic Garden at THEARC Currently Hiring

During the months of May-November the garden staff will assist in operating a weekly farm stand and CSA. Staff is responsible for set-up and take-down of the market stand, operation of market stand during market hours, and CSA distribution. Staff will harvest and organize produce for sale, set pricing, develop market materials, engage market patrons, complete sales of produce, track and record market sales, and assist in market promotion.


Speakeasy DC presents East of the River Story-tellers at THEARC During "Home Sweet Home" Showcase

HOME SWEET HOME is based on an East of the River grant from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. The project focuses on the collection and presentation of true stories about what “home” means and endeavor to engage Ward 7 and 8 communities in the art of storytelling; giving voice to the life experiences of Ward 7 and 8 residents; and encouraging ownership over the public narrative of life east of the Anacostia River. The project will involve a series of classes in March and April and a performance on Friday, May 8 at THEARC.

The First Lady of Japan Visits THEARC During Washington, D.C. Tour

On April 29, 2015, First Lady of Japan, Mrs. Akie Abe visited THEARC during a tour of Washington, D.C. The wife of the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, was greeted by co-founder of THEARC, Skip McMahon and Executive Director, Edmund Fleet before learning about the partners and programs at THEARC. Mrs. Abe enjoyed a brief performance by two students of The Washington Ballet - Ranisha Jackson and Elyse Miller. She later addressed the students of the Washington School for Girls, encouraging them to pursue their dreams.