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DC Missing Opportunities to Give Young Adult Parents and Their Kids a BoostNew Casey Foundation report illuminates needs and barriers facing DC's young parents and their children   ​   District of Columbia — With limited access to opportunities to advance their education and find family-sustaining jobs, DC’s 5,000 young adult parents face hurdles to support their children and fulfill… Read more
Over 1 in 4 DC Children Under 5 Could be Missed by the 2020 CensusLeaders Must Must Take Steps to Ensure an Accurate Census to Protect the Future of DC Children DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA—We count on children to build our future yet, in the District of Columbia, more than 1 out of every 4 children under 5 (27 percent) live in “hard-to-count” neighborhoods where there is a high chance they will… Read more
​ ​   The 2018 District of Columbia elections present a critical opportunity. Now is the time to push for the needs of the over 120,000 children and youth who call DC home—but lack a direct political voice—to the forefront of every candidate’s agenda. This year, DC voters will elect the next mayor, chair of the Council of the District of Columbia, two at-large councilmembers, and councilmembers… Read more
Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children   Agency Budget Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2019 Office of the State Superintendent of Education   Before the Committee on Education                                                 Council of the District of Columbia            April 24, 2018   Good morning, Councilmember Grosso and members of the Committee on… Read more
Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children   Agency Budget Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2019 Child & Family Services Agency   Before the Committee on Human Services Council of the District of Columbia   April 18, 2018   Good morning, Councilmember Nadeau and members of the Committee on Human Services. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as… Read more
Testimony of Ruqiyyah Abu-Anbar, Early Childhood Policy Fellow DC Action for Children   Agency Budget Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Health   Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia   April 9, 2018   Good afternoon, Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as it reviews the… Read more

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