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  • 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.

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    Other Publication
  • Testimony of Jorge Membreño, Director of Youth Advocacy, before the Committee of the Whole

    May 3, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Youth Economic Justice

    Thank you Chairman Mendelson and esteemed Councilmembers for the opportunity to address you today at the start of a marathon day of testimony. My name is Jorge Membreño and I am the Director of Yo...

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  • Testimony of Rachel White, Senior Youth Policy Analyst, before the Committee of the Whole

    May 3, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy

    Good morning Chairman Mendelson and members of the Committee of the Whole. I’m Rachel White, Senior Youth Policy Analyst at DC Action. We use research, data, collective action, and a racial equit...

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  • 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 of Rachel White, Senior Youth Policy Analyst, before the Committee on Housing

    April 4, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy

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

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

    February 29, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy

    Good afternoon Committee Chair White and members of the Committee on Housing. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council today with respect to the performance of the Department of Human S...

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  • Testimony of Kimberly Perry, Executive Director, before the Committee on Housing

    February 29, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy

    Good morning Chairman White and staff of the Committee on Housing. I’m Kimberly Perry, Executive Director of DC Action. We use research, data, collective action, and a racial equity lens to break...

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  • Testimony of Jorge Membreño, Director of Youth Advocacy, before the Committee on Health

    January 29, 2024
    Youth Economic Justice

    Good afternoon, Chairwoman Henderson. Thank you for the opportunity to address this committee today. My name is Jorge Membreño, I am the Director of Youth Advocacy at DC Action, home of the Youth ...

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

    January 29, 2024
    Health and Safety

    Good morning Committee Chair Henderson and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council today by providing testimony regarding the performance of the Dep...

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    Testimony
  • Traveling Behavioral Health Services for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

    April 19, 2023

    By: Rachel White, Senior Youth Policy Analyst The State of Youth Experiencing Homelessness in the District Youth homelessness is a significant problem throughout the District–roughly 1,934 youth ...

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    Policy Brief
  • Teens Show up and Speak out at DC Youth Summit

    February 1, 2023
    Youth Economic Justice

    For many District teens, concerns about safety and economic survival come before everything else. It is hard to plan a future or pick up a new hobby when your community is frequently struggling to ...

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    Blog Post
  • Over-Policing Black Children and Youth Won’t Solve Violence

    January 18, 2023
    Youth Economic Justice

    Families across the District are reeling and demanding answers after the murder of 13-year-old Karon Blake by a still unnamed resident on the morning of January 7. The police have been slow to rele...

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    Blog Post