Students, teachers, and parents at Miner benefit from numerous community partnerships that enrich the curriculum and increase exposure and opportunities both in and out of the classroom
Cultivate the City
Cultivate the City works with growers young and old to develop skills and access resources to start successful farms. Building urban edible gardens and farms, Cultivate the City works at Miner Elementary to teach kids all about growing, selling, and preparing food. See the image below for information on how you can get involved with Cultivate the City's work at Miner:
Cultivate the City also runs a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that delivers to subscribers weekly a bag of fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables right to Miner for convenient pickup! See the flyer below for more information, and go here to sign up.
DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
Miner is a participant in the "Arts and Humanities for Every Student" program. The program has two components:
Adventure Camp DC
adventurecampdc.com - Information coming soon.
springboardkids.com - Information coming soon.
Christ City Church, Washington DC
christcitydc.org - Information coming soon.
People. Animals. Love
By using a unique animal-based STEM curriculum, People.Animals.Love (PAL) develops responsibility, empathy, self-worth and academic skills while keeping children safe. In addition, the program promotes character development, self-worth, responsibility, appreciation for hard work and achievement through interactive science activities. Words like “adaption” and “camouflage” spill easily from scholars’ lips as they lecture their daytime teachers on the nuances of the life cycle of a frog and snuggle with gerbils and guinea pigs as they read. PAL is beloved by students and parents alike! Miner is pleased that PAL has returned for a second consecutive year as a cornerstone partner at Miner.
The Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center collaborates with Miner to support staff in developing and implementing their arts programs, and promotes a commitment to the arts as essential to the child’s whole education. Students have the opportunity to see performances at the Kennedy Center, and artists visit Miner to increase student exposure to the performing arts.
U.S. State Department
The State Department provides enormous support for Miner students through tutoring as well as through enrichment of the social studies curriculum
Embassy Adoption Program
Miner is again participating in the DCPS Embassy Adoption Program. At Miner the program will focus on our 5th graders. Formal announcement of our embassy partner is forthcoming, so stay tuned!
DC Stem Network
The DC STEM Network fuses community partners to help inspire and prepare all DC students to succeed, lead and innovate in STEM careers and beyond.
USA Science & Engineering Festival
The USA Science & Engineering Festival serves as an open forum to showcase all facets of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
They provide students the opportunity to work together and gain valuable leadership, organizational and social skills, all while helping to increase public awareness of STEM in their own community in order to stimulate and sustain the interest of our nation’s youth in STEM.
Washington Tennis & Education Foundation
wtef.org - Through the Arthur Ashe Children’s Program (AACP), WTEF enhances student health, safety and academic performance by providing academic, tennis, and life skills instruction. We hire teachers and aides from each school to implement our academic curriculum and dispatch our skilled coaches to provide the tennis instruction.