Tyler is proud to boast of the invaluable partnerships which have been established with various local community organizations and businesses. Currently, Tyler has partnerships with the following groups:

and many more…

Akin Gump

Since 1997, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a DC law firm has had an amazing partnership with Tyler Elementary.  Akin Gump joined forces with Tyler as part of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs’ Public School Partnership Project, whose initiative was to improve public education in Washington , D.C. — school by school, child by child.  Akin Gump’s partnership with Tyler is rooted in a tutoring and mentoring program that pairs attorneys and staff with students in an effort to further academic achievement among the students.  In addition, Akin has assisted Tyler in countless ways ranging from hosting teacher appreciation luncheons and providing food for families on Back to School Night, to providing legal consultation on various issues including organizing the Tyler PTA as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and arranging chartered bus transportation for Tyler students to attend various field trips throughout the DC Metro area.  The firm was integrally involved in the renovation of the school’s magnificent library, including a contribution of $50,000 and countless volunteers who helped set up and decorate.

DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

In Spring 2005, the DC Collaborative launched the Arts Education Initiative (AEI), a multifaceted pilot project to establish a District-wide Arts Education Plan that includes arts experiences, arts learning, and arts integration.  Through a comprehensive partnership with several DC public and chartered public schools, DC Collaborative has since developed, piloted, refined, and adopted a model process for collaboration in an urban school setting, to effect school change and enhance student learning. AEI enables collaborators, classroom teachers, school arts specialists, teaching artists, and cultural organizations’ to plan, lead, and evaluate each partner school’s arts education programming more effectively. As a result, all schools involved in the AEI have greater access to equitable, high-quality arts education opportunities that support local learning standards and curriculum objectives. In 2008, Tyler was selected to partner with the DC Arts Education Collaborative to take advantage of its innovative arts program integrating art across the curriculum and improving students’ access to arts and culture.

This partnership truly flourished in the Spring of 2009 when Tyler had its first ever Arts Community Night. This evening was the culmination of a year-long partnership with the DC Arts and Humanities Collaborative. The audience enjoyed performances of poetry and dance by each class, musical and singing selections, an amazing visual arts exhibit, and Tyler’s first ever silent auction.