Little Citizens, Big Issues

We can do more for DC's 5,000 young parents

DC Missing Opportunities to Give Young Adult Parents and Their Kids a Boost New Casey Foundation report illuminates needs and barriers facing DC's young parents and their children ​ District of Columbia — With limited access to opportunities to advance their education and find family-sustaining jobs, DC’s 5,000 young adult parents face hurdles to support their children and fulfill their...

DC Votes for Children and Youth 2018: Election Advocacy Guide Toolkit

​ ​ The 2018 District of Columbia elections present a critical opportunity. Now is the time to push for the needs of the over 120,000 children and youth who call DC home—but lack a direct political voice—to the forefront of every candidate’s agenda. This year, DC voters will elect the next mayor, chair of the Council of the District of...

Agency Budget Oversight Hearing, Fiscal Year 2019, Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Budget Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2019 Office of the State Superintendent of Education Before the Committee on Education Council of the District of Columbia April 24, 2018 Good morning, Councilmember Grosso and members of the Committee on Education. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as...

Agency Budget Oversight Hearing, Fiscal Year 2019, Child and Family Services Agency

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Budget Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2019 Child & Family Services Agency Before the Committee on Human Services Council of the District of Columbia April 18, 2018 Good morning, Councilmember Nadeau and members of the Committee on Human Services. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as...

Agency Budget Oversight Hearing, Fiscal Year 2019, Department of Health, Perinatal and School Health

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Budget Hearing Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Health Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia April 9, 2018 Good morning, Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as it reviews the proposed Fiscal...

Agency Budget Oversight Hearing, Fiscal Year 2019, Department of Health, Home Visiting

Testimony of Ruqiyyah Abu-Anbar, Early Childhood Policy Fellow DC Action for Children Agency Budget Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Health Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia April 9, 2018 Good afternoon, Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as it reviews the...

The FY19 Budget is out! What's in it for kids?

Dear Friend, Today, the Mayor Bowser released her proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 . Our team eagerly awaits this day every year with one central question in mind: what’s in it for kids? The budget outlines her plans for residents in the District—large investments and new funding describe her priorities. Over the next few days, we will scour the...

Testimony, OSSE Performance Oversight Hearing, FY 2017-2018

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Office of the State Superintendent of Education Before the Committee on Education Council of the District of Columbia February 27, 2018 Good morning, Councilmember Grosso and members of the Committee on Education. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as...

Testimony, DHCF Performance Oversight Hearing, FY 2017-2018

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...