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Little Citizens, Big Issues

by Shelby Bartemy
on August 21, 2013

DC Action for Children is pleased to welcome Andrea Albamonte, our newest #datahero and volunteer!

In addition to volunteering in the office to help with DC Action’s operational and research needs, Andrea also recently participated in DC KIDS COUNT 2.0 Mini-Data Dive.

by Bonnie OKeefe
on August 19, 2013

Thousands of children each year receive services from the DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA).

When child abuse or neglect is reported, CFSA investigates, works with the family and if necessary, places children with a relative or foster family. Children who have been abused or neglected, or removed from their homes, often require an intensive level of health, educational and emotional support. With new data from CFSA, we can start to better track child welfare in DC, and gain an understanding of this relatively small, but vitally important, group of children.

by Bonnie OKeefe
on August 16, 2013

News for Children in DC and Around the Country

by Bonnie OKeefe
on August 7, 2013

Progress in Reading Slower Than Math and Achievement Gaps Persist

by HyeSook Chung
on August 5, 2013

This spring, in partnership with PNC Bank and the Kellogg Foundation, we brought together key business partners to help launch the 10 for 10 Campaign. We wanted to kick start the conversation of creating a viable and prosperous city for all DC children.

by Bonnie OKeefe
on August 2, 2013

The federal poverty guideline for a family of four is about $23,550 annually. But, this number does not take into account regional differences in the cost of living – and as DC families know, the cost of living in our region is higher than most of the U.S.

by Rachel Berger
on August 1, 2013

As a young professional and someone working in Development/Fundraising, I am always interested in finding out if my friends donate money to causes that are near and dear to their hearts such as their alma maters, cancer research, and other issue focused organizations. Some friends say “Of course” while other friends say “Nah, I don’t make enough to give.”

by Bonnie OKeefe
on July 31, 2013

Mayor Vincent Gray, DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson, and school officials across DC are understandably proud of the 2013 DC Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) scores.

by Bonnie OKeefe
on July 29, 2013

In the Fiscal Year 2014 budget, which was recently passed by the DC Council, the Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program will receive an additional $6.4 million in local funds – a first-time commitment for DC. According to the budget and new proposed regulation from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), these funds will be used to:

by Rachel Berger
on July 26, 2013

Editor’s Note: DC Action is pleased to welcome Rachel Berger as our new Development Associate- Welcome Rachel!