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Dear Friend of DC Action for Children:   As a parent, I am heartbroken because far too many children in DC will struggle this holiday season. Our innovative DC KIDS COUNT Data Tool and the KIDS COUNT Data Center paint a stark picture of how many children live in poverty across the District: 40% of DC children’s parents lack secure employment; 40% of DC children and their families receive public… Read more
Published on December 7, 2016
With the giving season quickly approaching, the entire DC Action team is taking a moment to reflect on 2016 and share our gratitude for our supporting partners. We are thankful for YOU, our donors, who invest in our work and believe in the future and prosperity of DC and our children. Without you and your generous support, we wouldn’t be able to do the strong, coordinated type of advocacy work… Read more
Published on November 30, 2016
As the holidays near, we come together to reflect on what we have to be thankful for. Thinking about DC children, here are our TOP 10 things that we at DC Action are especially grateful for:   We’re thankful that… 1. 118,000 children under 18 call DC home. 2. Many district agencies are working together to support early care and education partners serving infants and toddlers through the Quality… Read more
Published on November 23, 2016
One of the primary goals of the Quality Improvement Network (QIN) systems evaluation is to provide timely and actionable data and analysis to support the QIN in its development and evolution. To this end, DC Action for Children (DC Action) produced a mid-year report for The BUILD Initiative to review at the midpoint of the evaluation’s first year. The report provides an analysis of the findings… Read more
Published on October 20, 2016
Research from a range of disciplines provides compelling evidence linking the importance of student health with academic performance: when students are healthy, they are better learners. Since all children are required to attend school starting at age five, school health providers are in a unique position to regularly and consistently support student health. The District of Columbia Department of… Read more
Published on October 19, 2016

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