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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STATEMENT: We must address the unique needs of youth experiencing homelessness 

We call on the District to be thoughtful with their investments to serve LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness amidst the CASA Ruby closure.

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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.

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OST Voices #24 | Beacon House | CEO/Executive Director Kevin Hinton
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STATEMENT: We must address the unique needs of youth experiencing homelessness
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