Having twice met and exceeded its goal of cutting teen pregnancy in half (the current rate is 31.7 per thousand girls ages 15-19, an astonishing 79.2% reduction) DC Campaign looks to cut the rate further – because young mothers drop out of school, abuse and neglect of children rises, sons of teen mothers are far likelier to enter the criminal justice system and daughters to become mothers before their time. So DC Campaign teaches low-income parents how to talk to their children about love, sex, values and relationships. For teens it conducts town halls to dispel myths, provide accurate information about sexuality and contraception, and ... to listen. It collects and shares data to inform policy and enlists the media to spread the word. Surely we should not rest until our nation's capital can report the lowest teen pregnancy rate in the country.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide

Age Groups Served: Adult (25-49)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: Men/Boys; Women/Girls; ; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

Schools They Work In: Ballou High School; Coolidge High School; Roosevelt High School; Whittier Elementary School; Variety of public charter schools

Awards & Recognition

The Gelman, Rosenberg, & Freedman EXCEL Award - 2008
First Rock Baptist Church Award of Community Recognition - 2002
Planned Parenthood Community Partnership Award - 2000
NOAPP Spirit of Service Award - 2003
Amerigroup foundation Healthy Hero Award - 2006
The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington 2011 “Everyday Heroes/Heroines” Video contest (Finalist)-2011
501 (c) Tech Technology Innovation Award-2011


Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is: Less than $500k

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