Investing from the Start: How Philanthropy Can Use Early Childhood Data to Maximize Resources and Impact in the DC Region

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Raise DC
1325 G Street NW, Suite 480 (Greater Washington Community Foundation office)
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Registration Information

This program is open to all interested funders in the Greater Washington region. 

WRAG Members: Please register online
Non-Members: Please email Rebekah Seder, seder(at), to register.

Research and data are critical to making sound community investments and ensuring the development of high quality programs. However, the lack of reliable and centralized data at the local level can make it difficult for foundations and donors to assess impact, target resources, and identify programmatic gaps as well as opportunities. This panel will bring together nonprofit organizations from across DC, Maryland, and Virginia to identify what data is available in each state on children 0 to 5 and map comparable data across the region to help philanthropy better prioritize and target investments for young children.

Presentations for each state will be provided by:

  • Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director, DC Action for Children; Laura Dallas McSorley, Senior Director of Early Childhood Initiatives, Raise DC 
  • Melissa Rock, Director, Zero to Three Strategic Initiatives, Advocates for Children and Youth; Robin Hopkins, Deputy Director, Ready at Five
  • Emily Griffey, Policy Director, and S. Beth Nolan, KIDS COUNT Director, Voices for Virginia's Children

(Please note that presentations for Maryland will focus on Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in addition to state-wide data, and presentations for Virginia will focus on Northern Virginia localities in addition to state-wide data.)

There is no cost to attend, but preregistration is required. We encourage you to share information about this program with other funders who think might benefit.

Thank you to the Washington Area Women’s Foundation’s Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative for co-hosting this discussion.

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