RELEASE: DC Lags Behind Maryland and Virginia in Child Well-Being 

23% of DC children are in families below the poverty line compared to 12% in Maryland, 13% in Virginia, and 17% nationally

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Let’s work together to break down structural barriers that stand in the way of all kids reaching their full potential.

We're making the District of Columbia a place where all kids grow up safe, resilient, powerful and heard.

DC Action uses 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 the power of young people and all residents to raise their voices to create change.

DC Action is the home of DC Kids Count, Under 3 DC, DC Out-of-School Time Coalition, the DC Home Visiting Council and the Youth Economic Justice and Housing Coalition.

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09/16/2022 - Testimony of Ryllie Danylko Policy Analyst, DC Action To the Committee of the Whole
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DC KIDS COUNT NEWS RELEASE: New Data Reveals District Children and Youth Carry Heavy Loads Into the New School Year
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District Students Carry Some Heavy Loads into the New School Year
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OST Voices #26 | FRESHFARM FoodPrints
Tue, 08/23/2022 - 16:46
Diane Bernstein Fellow Spotlight: Mary Katherine West
Wed, 08/17/2022 - 21:28
OST Voices #25 | Sitar Arts Center | Maureen Dwyer, Executive Director and Jessica Leskin, Associate Director of Development and Institutional Marketing
Tue, 08/09/2022 - 16:45
PRESS RELEASE: DC Lags Behind Maryland and Virginia in Child Well-Being 
Mon, 08/08/2022 - 15:29
OST Voices #24 | Beacon House | CEO/Executive Director Kevin Hinton
Tue, 07/26/2022 - 18:44
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