Through Creative Communities, the Dance Institute of Washington collaborated with residents
and resident councils of public housing complexes in the District of Columbia to provide
quality performing arts education to high-risk children and youth. The
Dance Institute of Washington provided quality evening and summer activities
to instill life skills and discipline after school.
The Creative Communities project gave the children of
DC public housing complexes new knowledge of topics ranging from conflict
resolution to nutrition. The project has also strengthened parents' interest in children's
activities. Children are more connected with the world of dance and
with DC's dance professionals. Their self esteem has increased due to the positive response of their family,
friends, and other community members.
Ramien Pierre, Executive Director
128 M Street, NW Suite 300
Washington DC 20001