Our Policy Priorities

Join us in making the District of Columbia a place where all kids grow up safe, resilient, powerful and heard. Read more about our policy priorities, coalitions and initiatives.

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Our new DC Kids Count Online gives you the best available District-wide data to measure and track the demographics, impacts of COVID-19, voting and democracy, economic justice, health, safety, and education of the District’s children and youth.

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OUR MISSION

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 Homelessness Advocacy Coalition.

Latest News
Testimony of Rachel Metz, Research and Data Manager, before the Committee on Human Services
Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:39
Testimony of Kimberly Perry, Executive Director before the Committee on Human Services regarding youth homelessness
Mon, 03/01/2021 - 19:37
Nutrition and Health Programs in DC – How to Learn More and How They Could Be Improved
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:39
Testimony by Ruqiyyah Anbar-Shaheen before the Committee on Human Services regarding CFSA
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:28
OST Blog Series: Episode #4 | Jubilee Housing
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:04
Statement: Remembering the 1,000 Washingtonians Lost to COVID
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 00:16

We join with others in DC who are mourning the lives lost during the pandemic.

We join with others in DC who are mourning the lives lost during the pandemic.

Voces del Sector: Las Experiencias de los Visitadores al Hogar del Distrito
Wed, 02/17/2021 - 18:47
Testimony by Ronald Jarrett to DC Council on Grants to Child Care Sector
Wed, 02/17/2021 - 17:18
Testimony to the DC Council by Jarred Bowman, Policy Analyst, on the importance of mental health supports
Fri, 02/12/2021 - 17:25
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