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One more Budget Hearing!!

So tomorrow is the Budget Hearing for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. And then we enter a bit of a lull in our advocacy season. Which means, with this email, our weekly toolkits have come to an end.


The Asks

  • For the Committee of the Whole: DCAYA is supporting Charles Allen's request to use 1.25 million dollars of estate tax money for Out-of-School Time
  • Call, Email, Tweet: We cannot ask you to do this enough. The more our Councilmembers hear from you, the more our youth will get the investments we know they need to survive and thrive into adulthood.


  • Committee of the Whole
    The ask: Use 1.25 million dollars of estate tax for Out-of-School Time.
  • Youth
    The ask: Full funding of Year 2 of Solid Foundations DC.
  • Out-of-School-Time -
    The ask: We need 25 million dollars to fund afterschool and summer programming for all students at risk of academic failure due to poverty.
    The asks:
    • Maintain the Mayor’s funding request for $1.98 million.
    • Request that any available funds underutilized over the course of this year’s pilot be used to continue the program to the end of FY18.
    • Use all available funding to maximize subsidies for adult learners, and resolve technical challenges in program administration.

Reminder of hearing tomorrow:

  • Office of the State Superintendent of Education
    Tuesday, April 24, at 10am
    To testify, go to or by call 202.724.8061


Long story short, what happens next regarding budget season is:
  • May 2 to 4 - Committee Mark-ups and Reporting on Agency Budgets for Fiscal Year 2019
  • May 8 - Budget Work Session 10 am
  • May 15 - Committee of the Whole and Council consideration of the "Fiscal Year 2019 Local Budget Act of 2018", "Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Portion Budget Request Act of 2018" and the "Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Act of 2018
  • May 29 - Council consideration of the "Fiscal Year 2019 Local Budget Act of 2018"and the "Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Portion Budget Request Act of 2018"
And we will be in touch again in May, regarding next steps for FY19 Budget Advocacy.

Summer Member Social

We have an event coming up in June we hope you'll save the date for! Just a summer gathering with fellow youth advocates.


That's it for the 6th and final week of our toolkit! As always, let us know if you have any questions. We need you to stand up and speak out for our youth, now more than ever.

- Maggie Riden, President & CEO
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