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DC Action for Children is a nonprofit, nonpartisan child and youth advocacy organization dedicated to using research, data, and a lens toward race equity to break down barriers that stand in the way of all kids reaching their full potential.

DC Action is the home of DC KIDS COUNT, the primary source for data on conditions and outcomes for kids’ well-being. DC Action's collaborative advocacy campaigns empower young people and all residents to raise their voices to create change.


What's New?


Welcome Rachel Metz to the DC Action Team!

I'm so pleased to announce Rachel Metz as DC Action's Research and Data Manager. In this role, Rachel works to collect, analyze, and share data that can help advocates understand and address issues facing DC's kids and youth, particularly kids and youth of color. She produces the DC KIDS COUNT suite of publications and online data center, DC Action’s interactive...

DC Action In the News: For Some D.C. Area Parents, It’s Too Expensive To Work

WAMU | JAN 7 For Some D.C. Area Parents, It’s Too Expensive To Work PART OF THE AFFORDABILITY DESK Eliza Berkon LISTEN4:35 D.C. has the highest cost of infant childcare in the nation, making it difficult for some parents to justify returning to work. Yunyi Dai / For WAMU Alex, a consultant and former Marine living in Alexandria, learned she...

Welcome Hanh Truong to the DC Action Team

I'm thrilled to welcome Hanh Truong as our Communications Intern. She is a senior at the University of California Irvine majoring in Literary Journalism with a minor in Humanities and Law. Hanh has also been tutoring elementary school students and helping them to build confidence in themselves and their academic ability. To get to know Hanh better, we asked a...

We're growing. Join Our Team!

DC Action for Children is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all children in the District of Columbia have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Through our DC KIDS COUNT project, DC Action is the primary source for data on conditions and outcomes for kids’ well-being. We are currently recruiting for the following positions...

Welcome Ty Jones Cox to the DC Action Team!

I'm pleased to welcome Ty Jones Cox to our DC Action team! Ty will work to rebuild our Family Economic Security policy agenda, particularly around strengthening the safety net for children and youth in the District. As a Policy Consultant, she works with national and state policy leaders to identify opportunities to test new strategies to reduce enrollment barriers and...

Welcome Nisa Hussain to the DC Action Team!

I'm pleased to welcome Nisa Hussain to our DC Action team. Nisa brings her maternal and child health background and her skills in program coordination and workforce development to her role as Program Associate. She will help to advance the goals of the city’s Home Visiting Council, which DC Action for Children chairs, as well as support our early childhood...

DC Action for Children Becomes a Member of the Partnership for America’s Children

DC Action for Children joins the membership of the Partnership for America’s Children, a national network of state and local child advocacy organizations working to improve policies affecting children and youth at the local, state, and national level. The Partnership for America’s Children works to ensure that child policy organizations have the tools and resources they need to succeed. While...

DC Action for Children Announces New Executive Director

DC Action for Children Announces New Executive Director The Board of Directors of DC Action for Children are pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly Perry as the new Executive Director. Ms. Perry was brought on as Interim Executive Director in June and immediately took steps to grow and expand DC Action for Children. She has already set a vision...

Bainum Family Foundation Commends DC Council, Mayor for New Early Childhood Investments

by: Barbara Bainum Last year, Washington, D.C.’s Mayor and Council enacted ground-breaking legislation that sets the city on a path to creating a strong and equitable foundation for its youngest residents. The Birth-to-Three For All DC Act of 2018 is a blueprint for comprehensive education and health services for infants and toddlers that seeks to end the stark inequities in...

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We need you.

Despite a booming economy, the District has one of the highest child poverty rates in the country, with more than one quarter of children and youth living in families struggling to make ends meet. Let's work together to break down structural barriers that stand in the way of all kids reaching their full potential.  Join Us!