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Children’s Law Center has long been a stable, effective, fiscally responsible part of our community. Since 1996, we have directly helped more than 50,000 children and families, while addressing systemic issues that impact hundreds of thousands more. Despite the financial uncertainties of the pandemic, we continued to meet the needs of thousands of DC children and families – thanks to the support of 3,000 individuals, law firms, corporations and foundations. And we continued to tackle long-term, systemic challenges with the support of multi-year gifts.

We also continued in our efforts to make Children’s Law Center a more diverse, inclusive, equitable and anti-racist organization and developed a new strategic framework to guide us for the next five years. Accounting rules categorize these expenses as general and administrative costs. We view them as critical to our programmatic success.

What matters most is our impact. I hope you will continue to partner with us, renew your support or begin investing in Children’s Law Center so that we can make our vision a reality: A world in which all children have a strong foundation of family, health and education and are free from poverty, trauma, racism and other forms of oppression.