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Mayor Bowser has slashed funding for child care in her proposed budget, which would be devastating for educators, families and the District’s economic recovery. We can’t let this happen and only the DC Council has the power to stop it.

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Under 3 DC: The High Cost of Unaffordable Child Care

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In 2023, we made incredible progress in expanding our team’s capacity and advancing and defending the policies and programs that serve our children, young people, and their families.

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We're making the District of Columbia a place where all kids grow up safe, resilient, powerful, and heard. We use research, data, and a racial equity lens to break down barriers that stand in the way of all kids reaching their full potential. Our collaborative advocacy campaigns bring together the power of young people and residents to raise their voices and create change.

DC Kids Count

DC KIDS COUNT

Children and youth need a lot of support from family, community, and school to thrive and succeed. Our KIDS COUNT report explores more than 60 measures of child and young adult well-being, helping us to identify and remove obstacles that are preventing DC's children from succeeding.
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Publications

Our archive includes a variety of publications showcasing important research, policies, and advocacy efforts impacting outcomes for children, youth, and families in the District of Columbia.
  • DC OST Coalition Letter

    May 22, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Education

    Dear Deputy Mayor Kihn, Chancellor Ferebee, and Chairman Mendelson: We are writing to you as concerned members of the DC Out-of-School-Time (OST) Coalition to underscore the importance of DCPS cont...

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    Advocacy Letter
  • National Sign-On Letter for the Pay Equity Fund

    May 22, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    [Traducción al español a continuación] Dear Mayor Bowser and the Council of the District of Columbia: As the last few years have made painfully clear, access to quality, affordable and reliable ...

    View National Sign-On Letter for the Pay Equity Fund
    Advocacy Letter
  • ESP Letter to OSSE: Recommendations for CCDF State Plan

    May 20, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Sara Mead Superintendente Adjunta de Aprendizaje Temprano Oficina del Superintendente Estatal de Educación 1050 First Street NE Washington, D. C. 20002 Estimada Superintendente Adjunta Mead: El ...

    View ESP Letter to OSSE: Recommendations for CCDF State Plan
    Advocacy Letter

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    Kenyan McDuffie Helped Create D.C.’s Troubled Sports Betting System. H...

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  • Despite New Research Showing Early Educator Pay Equity Fund Works, DC’s FY25 Budget Falls $17 Million Short featured image

    Despite New Research Showing Early Educator Pay Equity Fund Works, DC’...

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