Public Policy
NCCF has a long-standing history of advocating for children, youth, and families in the Washington, DC region.

NCCF understands the social, educational and mental health services that are necessary to build and sustain strong communities, and has proven it can quickly adapt its core programs to more effectively serve the public good by meeting the changing needs of the community in key social policy areas.

Tonya Sherman, JC Nalle Community School Director, and 2nd grade JC Nalle Community School student, Christian, testifying at the DC Child and Youth Investment Trust (DCCYITC) Performance and Budget Oversight Hearing.

Tonya Sherman, former J.C. Nalle Community School Director, and Christian, a 2nd grader at the school, testified on February 27, 2012 at the DC Child and Youth Investment Trust (DCCYITC) Performance and Budget Oversight Hearing. They urged the Council not to cut funds that are crucial to NCCF’s after school and summer camp programs. Jim Graham, Chair of the Committee on Human Services, told Christian, “Your behavior and your excellent reading skills are a testament to the wonderful work being done at your school.” Located in Ward 7, J.C. Nalle Community School is the only community school in the District. Started in 2000, the J.C. Nalle Community School is a partnership between NCCF, the District of Columbia Public Schools, Freddie Mac Foundation, and New York Children’s Aid Society. Read Christian’s testimony.