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As data lovers, we at DC Action look forward to the annual release of our KIDS COUNT Ward Snapshots -- and this year we’re even more excited because this report coincides with Month of the Young Child.   Spending the month of April to focus on the well-being of DC’s youngest citizens is key, because one of the most important changes we’re seeing is the continued increase of young children (under… Read more
Washington, DC – April 18, 2017 – The new Ward Snapshots released today by DC Action for Children reveal growing prosperity throughout the District for a number of families, but not all. The data presented in these Snapshots share improvements while also highlighting resource disparities and barriers to opportunity that many DC children and their families continue to face.   With the Fiscal… Read more
Mayor Bowser’s Proposed FY18 Budget was released last week, and the team at DC Action for Children spent that last few days reviewing and compiling questions. Still inspired by the Mayor’s State of the District rhetoric on March 30th, we read through the Budget with her vision of DC becoming a city of “inclusive prosperity” in mind. There are some exciting funding proposals; however, the proposed… Read more
  Last Thursday, the DC Action team attended Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 2017 State of the District Address at the University of the District of Columbia. Like many “State of” addresses, it was both reflective and forward thinking. Purposefully, she grounded her message with a focus on “#DCValues” — the shared beliefs that set the foundation of our local culture. These include respect for human rights… Read more
Would you believe that, until recently, there was no single resource for understanding what home visiting programs exist in DC, how many families they serve, how they are funded, and where they provide services? Last Friday, the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor released just that. DC Action for Children recently completed the Status Report on Home Visiting in the District of Columbia (… Read more

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