DC Council Finalizes FY22 Budget with Historic Investments for Kids and Families

It's OFFICIAL! The DC Council just approved the FY 2022 budget with additional investments in youth homelessness, OST, health and safety, as well as a tax increase to fund early education. Thanks to you for your consistent advocacy. And, thanks to the DC Councilmembers who kept children and youth a priority!

New: DC Kids Count 2021 Ward Snapshots!

A valuable tool for community leaders, advocates, and policymakers that provides the best available District-level and ward-level indicators of child well-being. The ward-level data clearly show the legacy of redlining, segregation, and systemic underinvestment in communities of color.

Ward Snapshots


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
Budget Recap: The FY22 Budget Increases Investments in Birth-to-Three and Advances Pay Equity for Thousands of Early Childhood Educators
Wed, 09/15/2021 - 16:54
Guaranteed Basic Income Series: #2
Thu, 09/09/2021 - 17:57
PRESS RELEASE: Final Budget Provides Some Support for Youth Experiencing Homelessness, But Not Enough
Wed, 08/04/2021 - 15:59





Letter to OSSE: OST Coalition Asks OSSE to Request Fiscal Waiver for 21CCLC Grantees
Tue, 08/03/2021 - 18:29
Media Statement: DC Council Support Shows Value of Out-of-School Time Programs
Thu, 07/22/2021 - 18:43
PRESS RELEASE: DC Council Takes Major Step Toward Funding Birth to Three
Wed, 07/21/2021 - 22:59



OST Voices Episode #12: DC SCORES
Wed, 06/30/2021 - 18:49
Even with a Modest Increase in the Minimum Wage, It's Time to Consider a Guaranteed Income for Working Families
Wed, 06/30/2021 - 18:47
Testimony of Jamar Day Community Organizer, DC Action before the Committee of the Whole
Fri, 06/25/2021 - 18:40

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