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Just Released! Status Report on Home Visiting in DC

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...

DC Action's Testimony at the Public Hearing on the Public School Health Services Amendment Act of 2017

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Public Hearing on the B22-0027 Public School Health Services Amendment Act of 2017 Before the Committees on Education & Health Council of the District of Columbia March 23, 2017 Good afternoon, Chairman Grosso, Chairman Gray and members of the Committees on Education and Health. Thank you for the opportunity...

Testimony of Shana Bartley, DHCF Performance Oversight Hearing, FY 2016-2017

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Department of Health Care Finance Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia March 8, 2017 Good morning Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Please accept my written testimony as it reviews the performance of the...

Testimony of Shana Bartley, CFSA Performance Oversight Hearing, FY 2016-2017

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Office of the Child and Family Services Agency Before the Committee on Human Services Council of the District of Columbia March 1, 2017 Councilmember Nadeau and members of the Committee on Human Services, please accept my written testimony as the Council of...

Testimony of Shana Bartley, DOH Performance Oversight Hearing, FY 2016-2017

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Department of Health Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia February 17, 2017 Good afternoon, Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as it reviews the Department...

Testimony of Shana Bartley, OSSE Performance Oversight Hearing, FY 2016-2017

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Office of the State Superintendent of Education Before the Committee on Education Council of the District of Columbia February 14, 2017 Good morning, Councilmember Grosso and members of the Committee on Education. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as...

DC: Home to more than 110,000 children, not just the Capitol!

Over the last month, DC has been in the national spotlight – a new President is in the White House, consistent protests are taking place at the Capitol, uncertainty looms for many federal agencies and, most recently, uproar surrounds many Cabinet nominations. In a time of spotlight and commotion, it’s all the more important to step back and refocus. DC...

How many DC children live in poverty in your neighborhood?

How are children in DC faring? How many children live in Petworth? What's the median income in Deanwood? How many children under 5 live in the Edgewood cluster? You've got questions, our Data Tool has answers. Here at DC Action, we are committed to tracking the most up-to-date indicators that shed light onto the well-being of children and families who...

Huge Win for DC Children and Families

Washington, DC – December 21, 2016 – Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed DC Action’s executive director, HyeSook Chung, as the new Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services on Monday, December 19, 2016. The board of directors commends Chung for her leadership and contributions over the past seven years. During Chung’s tenure she created innovative partnerships and built DC Action’s reputation...

A Diversifying DC: Highlights from the Latest ACS Census Data

Yesterday the Census Bureau released its latest five-year block of data and, as DC Action has previously identified, the District’s resident profile is changing. We’re not only becoming a more densely populated city, but our city is also diversifying. As an organization that focuses on the well-being of its youngest citizens, we’re excited to see that children are becoming a...