Our New 5-Year Strategic Plan

In this plan, we lay out our refined approach to collective action advocacy as well as a long-term comprehensive set of policy solutions that tackle the root causes and are driven by community insights.

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New Policy Brief: DC Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund

The Pay Equity Fund works to right centuries of systemic racism and sexism leading to underpayments and undervaluing of the work of early childhood educators, the majority of whom are Black and brown women.



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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Young People Describe the Important Influence of Out-of-School-Time Programs
Wed, 11/15/2023 - 18:22
DC Action's Public Comments to the DC Tax Revision Commission's proposals
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National Youth Homeless Awareness Month Pushes Us Not to Overlook Youth Who Can Fall Through the Cracks
Wed, 11/01/2023 - 15:23
Celebrating Diversity, Identity, and Progress During Hispanic Heritage Month
Fri, 10/13/2023 - 18:26
Home Visiting Services Reimbursement Hearing Testimony of Mary Katherine West, Home Visiting Program Coordinator, before the Committee on Health
Tue, 10/10/2023 - 19:56
Top 5 Takeaways from Census Data
Mon, 09/25/2023 - 17:06
Dramatic Racial Disparities in Reading and Math Proficiency Demonstrate Urgent Need for Broad Policy Change
Wed, 09/20/2023 - 17:34
DC’s Young People Talk Candidly about Mental Health Challenges in New Video
Tue, 09/19/2023 - 21:17
The District’s Home Visiting Medicaid Reimbursement Legislation Could be a Gamechanger for Families
Tue, 08/29/2023 - 20:38

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