KIDS COUNT: The District Lags Behind Maryland and Virginia in Child Well-Being 

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

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We're expanding our team to organize and amplify our collective action advocacy for the District's children and youth.


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 and Allies Talk Workforce Innovations and Mental Health with DC Council
Thu, 11/17/2022 - 21:51
Honor District Veterans, and All Residents, with Voting Rights
Fri, 11/11/2022 - 20:54
Testimony of Ryllie Danylko, DC Action Policy Analyst - DC Council Hearing on Educator Background Check Streamlining Amendment Act
Wed, 11/02/2022 - 21:10
DC Council Members Pledge Support for Out-of-School-Time Programs
Thu, 10/13/2022 - 04:30
Out-of-School Time Coalition Stresses Policy Coordination and Transparency Needs to DC Council
Tue, 10/04/2022 - 17:57





Testimony of Rachel White Senior Youth Policy Analyst, DC Action DC Council Committee of the Whole September 27, 2022
Tue, 09/27/2022 - 17:06
Testimony of Ryllie Danylko Policy Analyst, DC Action To the Committee of the Whole
Fri, 09/16/2022 - 18:23
District Students Carry Some Heavy Loads into the New School Year
Wed, 09/14/2022 - 20:48
DC KIDS COUNT NEWS RELEASE: New Data Reveals District Children and Youth Carry Heavy Loads Into the New School Year
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 01:07

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