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Silent Auction Fundraiser Event






To Support and Introduce ZCAF’s Two Hands’ on Workshop (HOW) Programs
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 5:00-9:30 pm
At The Washington Ethical Society,  7750 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20012

The evening will feature a Silent Art Auction, Delectable Bites, Wine, Music and much more!

TICKETS  $45  each 
       Sponsorship Opportunities Available  
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Honorary Chairperson, Ward 4 Councilman, Brandon Todd. Councilman Todd previously worked in the
Council office of The Honorable Muriel Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia. 

Ron Nessen, former
White House Press Secretary will be Master of Ceremony.
Mr. Nessen also served NBC News as a war correspondent during the Vietnam War.

~ We Thank Our Sponsors ~


ZCAF to Introduce Two New Programs!

Summer 2016 "Adult Hands' on Workshops" 
For DC young adults ages 18-24
This educational program is being hosted by DC Arts Studios, A Ward 4 Art Non-Profit 

Fall 2016 "After-School Hands' On Workshops" 
For DCPS teens ages 13-18
Through a ZCAF Partnership with District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS)/
DCPS Out-of-School-Time-Programs Office (OSTP)

These after-school career-focused arts classes are being Hosted Through a ZCAF Partnership with Columbia Heights Educational Complex (CHEC).

Both HOW programs have been endorsed by the DC Office of Employment Services/Youth Programs Office, whose mission is to provide Employment Services for residents ages 14-24.

Beginning this summer, Zenith Community Arts Foundation will be offering two Hands’ on Workshops (HOW) each with an emphasis on learning sculpting, fine arts, and design skills. Both HOW will offer a staff to student ratio of 1:10, ensuring an optimal learning environment and individualized instruction.

HOW is designed to encourage teens (ages 13-18) to develop career-focused skills, with a focus on careers in the arts, and will emphasize “soft skills” such as: healthy risk-taking, appropriate self-expression, time management, teamwork, and effective communication in a 60-hour program wherein participants develop a portfolio. ZCAF is an approved  “Out of School Time Program Provider” for DCPS. ZCAF maintains a site partnership with Columbia Heights Educational Complex (CHEC). Our HOW for DCPS students has been endorsed and funded (in part) by the DC Office of Employment Services/ Youth Programs Office.  HOW curriculum is be aligned with both the National Core Visual Arts Education Standards and the DCPS Arts Curriculum Standards and Cornerstones. 

Adult HOW on the other hand, is designed to get young adults (ages 18-24) on the path towards becoming an established, professional artist.

Adult HOW is a 90-hour program, being hosted by the DC Art Studios, through a partnership we have with this Ward 4 non-profit. Adult HOW is funded (in part) by the DC Office of Employment Services. It too features a 60-hour portfolio development component that emphasizes the same concepts as the teen program, but expands the learning and includes 30 additional hours of Arts Career Counseling, devoted specifically to getting participants jobs, apprenticeships, internships, and/or acceptance into an art school.

ZCAF is excited to be providing high-quality, customized arts education and career counseling for DC’s teenagers and young adults.
Please join us today in supporting  the future artists of DC!

ZCAF fosters alliances between artists, businesses, and government agencies such as: District of Columbia Commission for the
Arts and Humanities,
the District of Columbia Public Schools/Out of School Time Programs, and the
District of Columbia Office of Youth Programs, Department of Employment Services.


ZCAF forms meaningful partnerships with other non-profits such as: The DC Arts Studios, The Black Artists of DC,
and by participating as members of nationally recognized organizations such as Americans for the Arts.


Zenith Community Arts Foundation     1429 Iris Street, NW, Washington DC  20012    202-783-8005    zenithcommunityarts@zcaf.org