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DC Action Co-Chairs New Coalition of DC Parents, Early Educators, Advocates, Business, And Community Leaders Who Join Forces To Create The Most Forward-Reaching Early Childhood Campaign In The Nation For Children Under 3

Press Release Under 3 DC gets ready to share ideas for a FY21 budget that cares for DC’s littlest residents WASHINGTON, DC – February 18, 2020 – Under 3 DC, a broad coalition of parents, early educators, advocates, community and business leaders, gets ready to create the most forward-reaching early childhood campaign in the nation by asking Mayor Bowser to...

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...

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...