June Newsletter: New Website and We're Hiring!

New Website and We're Hiring!

As the voice for DC children and families, we know that how we communicate our data and resources on the well-being of those who call the District home is in many ways just as important as what we communicate.

It is for this reason that we are pleased to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website! We've reorganized and streamlined the site so that both long-time supporters and those new to DC Action alike can more intuitively navigate our resources and publications on the issues facing children and families in the District.

Below are design updates we'd like to highlight:

  • Graphic icons representing each of DC Action's four issue areas (education, health, family and community and safety).
  • An updated press page featuring past media mentions and press releases.
  • A new "data" section linking site visitors directly to data resources including DC Action's innovative mapping data tool.
We invite you to explore and share the new website with your network!

We're Hiring!


Senior Policy Analyst
The Senior Policy Analyst provides leadership and support to the entire DC Action team for recurring and special projects under DC Action’s legislative priorities. This includes following local policy developments and conducting legislative research to inform policy positions, objectives and strategies on issues related to children, youth and families in the District. The Senior Policy Analyst is jointly supervised by the Executive Director and Director of Policy and Programs.

Data and Research Manager
The Data & Research Manager provides leadership, guidance and support to the entire DC Action team for DC Action’s recurring and special projects. This includes leading quantitative and qualitative research and analysis and data collection for DC KIDS COUNT. The Data & Research Manager is jointly supervised by the Executive Director and Director of Policy and Programs.


DC Action on the Road

June brings a busy month of conferences and panel events for our executive director HyeSook Chung.
First, she will sit on a panel to discuss "Building Family in the 21st Century."

Later this month she will join a dynamic group of social innovators to share stories and best practices at the Collaborative + Classy Awards in Boston. Events like these represent fantastic opportunities for DC Action to both share our work as well as expand our knowledge and impact!


In the News

Stanford Social Innovation Review:
Three Things Great Data Storytellers Do Differently
"The true power of data comes from conveying the “so what” behind the numbers, inspiring people to probe new questions, and using it for rigorous statistical inquiry."



The newest updates to the DC KIDS COUNT Data Tool include 2015 PARCC reading and math scores from the Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE).