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Partners in Education

Financial Information

There are two phases of participation in the Partners in Education program, and the financial responsibilities for Partnership Teams change as they move from one phase to the next. Throughout a team's participation, the costs involved in the programming of events in the team's home community are the responsibility of that team. However, partial reimbursement of workshop leader fees for Kennedy Center workshops and courses are available on a limited basis.

Phase I

The initial commitment of team’s participation consists of the first 22 months of participation in the Partners in Education program, from the time a team attends the Institute through the team's second Annual Meeting. After this time, a Partnership Team may choose to move on to Phase II.

The Kennedy Center provides:

  • round-trip airfare to the Institute and the first two Annual Meetings
  • all meals at the Institute
  • the majority of meals at Annual Meetings
  • partial reimbursement available for Kennedy Center touring workshops and courses
  • materials and resources
  • access to other Kennedy Center programs/services/staff
  • monthly e-newsletters
  • technical assistance by phone, fax, and email

The Partnership Team provides:

  • registration fee of approximately $250 per person for the Institute
  • registration fee of approximately $300 per person for each Annual Meeting
  • hotel expenses for the Institute and both Annual Meetings (average in recent years has been $180 per night)

During Phase I, attendance at the Annual Meetings by Team Members is required.

Phase II

The Kennedy Center provides:

  • the majority of meals at Annual Meetings
  • partial reimbursement for travel expenses, as available, to Annual Meetings
  • partial reimbursement available for Kennedy Center touring workshops
  • materials and resources
  • access to other Kennedy Center programs/services/staff
  • monthly e-newsletters
  • technical assistance by phone, fax, and email

The Partnership Team provides:

  • registration fee of approximately $300 per person for each Annual Meeting
  • hotel expenses for Annual Meetings (average in recent years has been $180 per night)
  • travel expenses for Annual Meetings (partial travel assistance available)
  • membership dues of $250 per team per year

Once a team enters Phase II, Team Members must attend three out of every five Annual Meetings.