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  • Key Findings: Looming COVID Housing Crisis Threatens Health and Safety of DC Families

    December 14, 2020
    Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice

    Nearly 1 in 5 families with children living in the District of Columbia are worried about paying their rent or making their next mortgage payment, according to Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemi...

    View Key Findings: Looming COVID Housing Crisis Threatens Health and Safety of DC Families
    Blog Post
  • OST Blog Series | Episode #1

    December 10, 2020

    DC Action for Children was pleased to formalize the new DC OST Coalition earlier this Fall, and is now introducing a new blog series. It will highlight out-of-school-time programs, by creating spa...

    View OST Blog Series | Episode #1
    Blog Post
  • DC Child Care Sector on the Verge of Collapse without Significant Support

    December 10, 2020
    Early Childhood

    DC Must Act to Protect Child Care in the District for the Benefit of Children, Parents, and the Economy Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the District, child care/early learning programs were alread...

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    Blog Post
  • DC Kids Count 2020: The Statistics Are Undeniable Affirmations of the Failure of “Color-Blind” Policies

    November 30, 2020
    Voting and Democracy

    We know the District’s young people can accomplish anything when given a fair chance. And we also know how much stands in their way—particularly those most affected by poverty and racism.

    View DC Kids Count 2020: The Statistics Are Undeniable Affirmations of the Failure of “Color-Blind” Policies
    Blog Post
  • DC Kids Count 2020 Report: Economic Justice

    November 30, 2020
    Youth Economic Justice

    Children and young adults need a lot of support—from family, community, and school—to thrive. This 2020 DC Kids Count report explores many economic justice measures of child and youth well-being in three areas: poverty, employment and housing security.

    View DC Kids Count 2020 Report: Economic Justice
    Kids Count Report
  • DC Kids Count 2020 Report: Education

    November 30, 2020
    Education

    Children and young adults need a lot of support—from family, community, and school—to thrive. This 2020 DC Kids Count report explores many education measures of child and youth well-being in four areas: early care and education, public school enrollment, educational outcomes, and school environment.

    View DC Kids Count 2020 Report: Education
    Kids Count Report
  • DC Kids Count 2020 Report: Health & Safety

    November 30, 2020
    Health and Safety

    Children and young adults need a lot of support—from family, community, and school—to thrive. This 2020 DC Kids Count report explores many health and safety measures of child and youth well-being in five areas: birth outcomes, access to insurance and care, adolescent health, nutrition, and policing.

    View DC Kids Count 2020 Report: Health & Safety
    Kids Count Report
  • DC Kids Count 2020 Databook: Across the District of Columbia

    November 30, 2020
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education Health and Safety Voting and Democracy Youth Economic Justice

    Children and young adults need a lot of support—from family, community, and school—to thrive. This DC Kids Count report explores many measures of child and youth well-being, organized into three categories: economic justice, health and safety, and education.

    View DC Kids Count 2020 Databook: Across the District of Columbia
    Kids Count Report
  • Under 3 DC 2020 Impact Report: Equity Must Start at Birth

    November 1, 2020
    Early Childhood

    The Under 3 DC coalition of parents, early childhood educators, community-based organizations, business owners, and health professionals worked together to reverse the mayor’s budget cuts to child care. Read about how the broad-based coalition moved the needle in the Under 3 DC 2020 Impact Report.

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    Impact Report
  • Too Many Gaps in Grocery Access Exist in Wards 7 and 8 Where Many Children Live

    August 20, 2020
    Health and Safety

    Wards 7 and 8 have only four grocery stores between them (up from three in 2018), meaning that each grocery store serves tens of thousands of people. This is double any other ward of the District. Thanks to hard work by food access advocates, local leaders, and more...

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    Blog Post
  • First Vote on DC Budget and More!

    July 9, 2020
    Voting and Democracy

    FIRST VOTE ON DC BUDGET AND MORE! On Tuesday, the DC Council took the first vote on the FY 2021 budget. In many ways, it was a step in the right direction, but when we stop to consider how much gro...

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    Other Publication
  • Good News! Our Merger Is Final.

    May 27, 2020

    DC Action for Children and DC Alliance of Youth Advocates Have Merged! by Kimberly Perry and Maggie Riden It is our pleasure to announce the merger between DC Action for Children and DC Alliance of...

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