DC Action Spotlights

Letter from the Executive Director   Dear Friend,   Happy New Year! Before the holidays, the DC Action team spent some time reflecting on the status of children in our city and country and decided to create a set of new year’s resolutions. These resolutions represent our commitment to ensuring that the District is a great place for children to call home.   Over the last decade, DC has… Read more
Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children   Public Hearing on B22-0522 The Maternal Mortality Review Committee Establishment Act of 2017   Before the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety   Council of the District of Columbia   December 7, 2017   DC Action for Children is pleased to provide written testimony in support of proposed legislation, B22-0522… Read more
A few days ago, the Census Bureau released it latest five-year block of data (2012 – 2016) – and with this update, we’re able to see how the profile of District residents is changing. In reviewing the demographic indicators aligning with DC Action’s research and policy interests, I kept returning to ones centered around income distribution, median household income and housing burden. According to… Read more
It’s that time again: budget development season is here and funding is on everyone’s mind. Advocates are scrambling to finalize Fiscal Year 2019 budget asks, while DC agencies have put their pencils down on their own budget requests. In the backdrop of this shuffle, funding is at risk for important federal programs supporting young children and their families. One such funding stream is the… Read more

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