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Under 3 DC: The High Cost of Unaffordable Child Care

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One Voice.
One Future.

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 Are DC Action

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.
  • Child Tax Credit

    April 15, 2024

    The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a federal tax credit that reduces the tax bill (giving money back on income taxes paid) for families with children and youth aged 16 and younger. It doesn’t help fam...

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    Policy Snapshot
  • Testimony of Rachel White, Senior Youth Policy Analyst, before the Committee on Health

    April 11, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Youth Economic Justice

    Good morning Chairman Henderson and staff of the Committee on Health. I’m Rachel White, Senior Youth Policy Analyst at DC Action. We use research, data, collective action, and a racial equity len...

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    Testimony
  • Testimony of Audrey Kasselman, Policy Analyst, before the Committee on Housing

    April 9, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Councilmember White, members of the Committee on Housing, and staff, thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony. My name is Audrey Kasselman and I am a resident of Ward 1. I am the E...

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    Testimony

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Want to know what we're working on? Explore our news feed to stay informed about the latest data and research from DC Action, as well as our recent advocacy efforts.

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    D.C.’s Devastating Proposal Kills Support for Its Early Childhood Educ...

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    Proposed DC Budget Cuts Would Adversely Impact Local Jewish Preschools

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  • D.C. mayor’s fiscal plan raises eyebrows over potential harm to minority youth featured image

    D.C. mayor’s fiscal plan raises eyebrows over potential harm to minori...

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