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Little Citizens, Big Issues

by Rachel Berger
on September 16, 2013

We are super excited to let you know that we are part of the Under Armour Next Generation Charity Challenge through CrowdRise. 

Here’s what you need to know:

by Rachel Berger
on September 13, 2013

“Library Card Sign-Up Month”

by HyeSook Chung
on September 12, 2013

Too often, policy changes to benefit children take the form of quick fixes and little tweaks. Policymakers and advocates tinker around the edges, tackling the problems that seem most easily solvable. No matter how good our intentions are as we try to provide children in DC with quick fix solutions, it is clearly NOT enough. Nor is it fruitful to continue to think these small interventions will somehow solve the systemic challenges our children face.

by Bonnie OKeefe
on September 11, 2013

Ever since the DC KIDS COUNT e-databook premiered last fall, DC Action knew the potential of this project was only just beginning to be realized. There are many important indicators of DC children’s well-being we still want to visualize, and data updates we want to make as DC’s neighborhoods continuously grow and change.

by Carla Gordon
on September 10, 2013

Dr. Carla Gordon is a second year pediatric resident at Children’s National Medical Center, and is interning at DC Action for Children this month. Welcome Dr. Carla! 

by Bonnie OKeefe
on September 9, 2013

What we’re reading this week about children in DC and across the country

Thanks to everyone who joined our data dive with Data Kind yesterday at 1776! And thanks to Alastair Dant for being our special guest Data Hero!

by Rachel Berger
on September 6, 2013

Are Businesses Ready to Go Back to School?

In April 2013, we hosted a business roundtable discussion to kick-off our 10 for 10 Campaign.  We are looking for 10 business partners to invest $10,000 in 10 critical assets that we believe all DC neighborhoods need to have for children to reach their full potential. (Shout-out to PNC and Kellogg for being our first two Business Champions!)

by Bonnie OKeefe
on September 3, 2013

What we’re reading this week about children in DC and across the country

Photo by Tina Guan (2nified) on Flickr

by Rachel Berger
on August 30, 2013

Individuals, corporations, and foundations continue to support DC Action on a daily basis.

See how your donation today will be utilized to achieve a vision of a city where a child’s success is not determined by his/her zip code.

Together we can create a brighter city where all children and youth have the resources and assets they need to thrive and succeed! 

by HyeSook Chung
on August 28, 2013

Today we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. As National Public Radio notes, when 12-year old Edith Lee-Payne first heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “talk about his dream for America, she indeed felt that her life embodied some of what he envisioned.” For millions of children across the nation and around the globe, that dream lives on today.