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What the FY25 Budget Means for Children, Youth, and Families

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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 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.
  • What’s in the District’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget for Infants and Toddlers?

    July 2, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Last week, the DC Council voted on and passed the District of Columbia’s final fiscal year 2025 budget. The budget includes millions in funding for early childhood programs, including child care ...

    View What’s in the District’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget for Infants and Toddlers?
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  • The District of Columbia’s Updated Child Care Plan: What You Need to Know

    June 28, 2024
    Early Childhood

    CCDF process and timeline Every three years, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) updates its child care policies and submits them to the federal government for approval. This...

    View The District of Columbia’s Updated Child Care Plan: What You Need to Know
    Blog Post
  • Report on Mental Health Services for Homeless Youth in Washington, DC: Survey and Results

    June 28, 2024
    Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice

    This report was researched and written for DC Action by students at George Washington University, with the goal of interviewing and mapping mental health service providers in the District that work with young people experiencing homelessness.

    View Report on Mental Health Services for Homeless Youth in Washington, DC: Survey and Results
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Latest News

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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    Congress to Take Up State of Child Care

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  • The Council Saved Pay Raises for Child Care Workers. But Another Battle with the CFO Forced Painful Cuts. featured image

    The Council Saved Pay Raises for Child Care Workers. But Another Battle ...

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  • D.C.’s 2025 Budget Is the Worst on Housing Issues in a Decade, Advocates Say. What Happens Now? featured image

    D.C.’s 2025 Budget Is the Worst on Housing Issues in a Decade, Advocat...

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