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Little Citizens, Big Issues

by HyeSook Chung
on August 4, 2014

DC Action is happy to welcome Tim Vance, our policy intern, for the summer! Read his blog about his committment to our mission and DC children!

by Shana Bartley
on August 1, 2014

Yesterday Mayor Vincent Gray announced the results of the 2014 DC Comprehensive Assessment System test (DC-CAS). The city’s education leaders celebrated sustained citywide gains in student proficiency, making this year’s performance the best since DC-CAS testing began in 2006.

by HyeSook Chung
on July 31, 2014

In February, President Obama announced the My Brother’s Keeper, an initative that combines the efforts of the government, philanthropic organizations and the private sector to work to close the achievement gap for boys and men of color.

by HyeSook Chung
on July 31, 2014

DC Action for Children July 2014 Newsletter

 

A note from Our Executive Director

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book. DC followed many national trends, children and youth continued to experience setbacks in their economic well-being even while experiencing gains in other areas, such as health.

The DC KIDS COUNT data show a high level of poverty and need among DC’s children and youth, including

by Shana Bartley
on July 29, 2014

A weekly blog on what’s happening and what we are following at DC Action for Children.

25 years of working to ensure KIDS COUNT: Reflections from the National Data Book release

by HyeSook Chung
on July 25, 2014

An interview with Nick McClellan -- super datahereo and #1 project manager for Data Tools 2.0

HyeSook:  Of ALL the projects you could have worked on, why us? Why DC KIDS COUNT?

by HyeSook Chung
on July 24, 2014

DC KIDS COUNT contributes data to the national KIDS COUNT Data Center, which is managed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

by Shana Bartley
on July 22, 2014

KIDS COUNT National Data Book is here!

by HyeSook Chung
on July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014 || PRESS RELEASE

Media Contact: HyeSook Chung || 202-234-9404 || hchung@dckids.org

 32,000 DC Children Live in Poor Neighborhoods;

by Shana Bartley
on July 17, 2014

Selecting a child care program for young children can be a difficult process for families. The cost of child care continues to increase while subsidies to support access diminish; this creates substantial hardship for low-income families with small kids. Without access to child care, parents, especially single mothers, face additional challenges securing and maintaining employment and providing for their children.