THEARC is the permanent home to world-class cultural and social service resident partners-all who embrace the goal of enriching the cultural and social experiences of children and families living east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC.

The Washington Ballet is a founding resident partner of THEARC.  Now in the 16th school year of The Washington School of Ballet SE Campus, more than 300 children train at THEARC weekly in the art form of classical ballet.  Learn More.

Levine Music is a nonprofit community music school offering outstanding musical instruction for students of all ages, abilities and economic backgrounds while also encouraging a love of music. Learn More.


Washington School for Girls grounded in the legacy of dynamic female educators and religious pioneers, The Washington School for Girls (WSG) encourages young girls growing up in the underserved area of Anacostia to stay in school and excel beyond their imaginations. Learn More.


Trinity Washington University is the only place you can complete your college degree east of the Anacostia River! Whether you need college credit for employment or are working towards a college degree, Trinity’s associate’s degree program is an excellent choice! LEARN MORE.