Youth Development

Archaeology In The Community

  • Washington, DC
  • www.archaeologyincommunity.com

Mission Statement

Archaeology in the Community aims to promote and facilitate the study and public understanding of archaeological heritage. Through informal educational programs, we provide hands-on learning, professional development and community events.

Main Programs

  1. Educational Seminar Series
  2. College Workshop Series
  3. Archaeology Club
  4. Four Week Program
  5. One Day Program
  6. Internships

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Service Areas

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National

Washington, DC
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Virginia

ruling year

2009

Principal Officer

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Dr. Alexandra Jones

Keywords

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Archaeology and Education

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Also Known As

AITC

EIN

30-0538831

 Number

6251682482

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

Educational Seminar Series

AITC’s Speaker Series delivers messages of history, preservation and imagination to a variety of audiences. We connect audiences with leading experts in their field through including keynotes, panel discussions, joint presentations, and through an array of digital options such as promo videos.

Every third Friday of each month at Sandy Spring Museum an expert gives an educational lecture on various topics; ranging from archaeological sites, historic preservation, history of architecture, to curation of personal collections. Past topics include: The Hampden Community Archaeology Project, The Hidden History of a World War II Interrogation Center, and The Archaeology of Standing Structures.

Category

Archaeology

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Program 2

College Workshop Series

In association with local universities, AITC creates professional development workshops for college students who are interested in pursuing careers in archaeology and anthropology. Workshops include but aren’t limited to lectures, mentoring, resume writing and career preparation. AITC provides opportunities for bilateral discussion, career planning, goal setting, and feedback. Additionally, we connect students to archaeological resources and networks both regionally and nationally.

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Archaeology

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Adults

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Program 3

Archaeology Club

In accordance with school administrators and teachers, AITC is happy to host after-school archaeology clubs. Archaeology Club is for students, ages 9-13, and is free to attend. The program uses demonstrations, hands-on workshops and field trips to teach students the core tenants of archaeology. Club schedules are flexible.

Category

Archaeology

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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Program 4

Four Week Program

Over the course of four weeks, students work with AITC archaeologists to explore archaeology as a profession and a practice. AITC teaches archaeology as it developed as a field, techniques used to gather archaeological data, and how data are analyzed to interpret the past. Through a series of lectures, interactive workshops, and development of a group project, lessons and group work are centered on community histories appropriate for student groups.

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Archaeology

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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Program 5

One Day Program

Our signature activity, AITC archaeologists will work with organizational leaders (teachers, community groups, etc) to tailor our archaeology program to best engage with the age group and overarching goal of the organization. Mock excavations and hands-on learning will encourage critical thinking skills, basic math, and concepts of history. Please check out our photo section to see our students in action!

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Archaeology

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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Program 6

Internships

Internships are a great option for students looking to gain experience in public archaeology. Students wishing to gain skills in archaeological programming, education, fundraising, evaluation, and outreach would benefit from interning with AITC. AITC is happy to accommodate individual interests and schedules, and specific time frames, tasks and goals are collaboratively created for mutual benefit. Internships are unpaid, but can be used to fulfill university requirements for credit. Please see the Opportunities section for more details on internships currently being offered.

Category

Archaeology

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Service Areas

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National

Washington, DC
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Virginia

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Archaeology In The Community

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Alexandra Jones

BIO

Dr. Alexandra Jones, the founder of Archaeology in the Community, is an education leader focused on community outreach and service. For over a decade, Dr. Jones has educated students across Washington D.C., including primary schools, museums, colleges and camps.
Dr. Jones is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage as well as an active member of Society of Historical Archaeology's Genders and Minority Affairs Committee. Dr. Jones is featured as Field School Director on the revered PBS television show Time Team America. She is an active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and has acted on its Executive Board in the past. Dr. Jones graduated from Howard University in 2001 with dual degrees from Howard in History and Anthropology. She has a Master's degree in History from Howard University and a Ph.D. in Historical Archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Alexandra Jones

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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