Family and Community

Social and physical environments deeply affect all aspects of children's lives -- how they live, learn and play. We work to ensure children and families across the Disctrict have access to supports and neighborhood assets, regardless of their zip codes. 


Our Priorities

To reach these goals, we are focused on advancing:

- Family Support Programs

- Paid Leave

- Safety Net Programs


To learn more about family and community outcomes in DC, please visit KIDS COUNT Data Center.

To learn more about our work to promote critical neighborhood assets, please visit 10 for 10 Campaign.




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TANF Reform in DC: Policy Snapshot

How has TANF historically served DC children and families? What can we expect TANF reform in the DC to look like moving forward? We dive into these questions and more in our policy snapshot.


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National Policy Report: Every Kid Needs a Family

Best practices for giving children in the child welfare system the best chance for success.

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Paid Leave: DC Families Deserve Better!

More leave time saves lives and money.

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2015 Ward Snapshots Reveal Growing Disparities

Though neighborhood-level analysis is central for us, DC is politically organized around eight wards. This means that advocating for policy change is often best accomplished at the ward-level.

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