April 26-28, 2020 in Washington D.C.

Every child deserves a strong start in life.

That’s why, each year, we invite advocates from across the country to Washington D.C. to advocate for policies that benefit kids.

Together, we can influence our elected officials and drive positive change on behalf of children.

Featuring Guest Speaker José Andrés

Twice named to Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list and awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal by President Obama, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, New York Times best-selling author, educator, humanitarian, and chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup. A pioneer of Spanish tapas in America, he is known for his avant-garde cuisine and award-winning group of nearly three dozen restaurants throughout the country and beyond, including two with two Michelin stars: minibar by José Andrés in Washington, D.C., and Somni in Beverly Hills. 

In 2010, Andrés formed World Central Kitchen, a non-profit that provides smart solutions to end hunger and poverty by using the power of food to empower communities and strengthen economies. Notably, his team served 3.7 million meals to the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria and has since delivered more the 14 million meals in the wake of disasters worldwide. A naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Spain, Andrés has been a tireless advocate for immigration reform.

What is the Advocacy Summit?


The Advocacy Summit is a three-day experience of dynamic sessions, exciting speakers and meetings with your elected leaders. The summit provides a unique opportunity for our supporters to delve deeper into the issues, receive training from leading experts and act to ensure that matters critical to children’s lives and futures are prioritized by our elected leaders.

From April 26-28, 2020, Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network will join forces to present the 2020 Advocacy Summit because all kids deserve a strong start in life. Every year, too many children in the U.S. enter school unprepared to learn. And every year, children around the world are prevented from living, learning and being safe. To ensure equal opportunity for all kids, we must act now. Join us at the Advocacy Summit and together, we can give all children a bright future.

Why Advocacy?


“To have the Save the Children [Action Network] on the ground here really made all of the difference for us. They understood the pushes and pulls on the advocacy side and were doing it our way, in terms of working with the Representatives and the Senators, and made sure the communities got involved.” – New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu

“I’ve seen firsthand the inspiring ways Save the Children staff, here in the U.S. and around the world, are going above and beyond to help transform children’s futures. It is a privilege to be a part of the team.” – Dr. Jill Biden,  Former Board Chair of Save the Children 

Simply put, the time has come to give voice to those who are unable to advocate for themselves: our children. We must be the voice for kids, working together to achieve broad expansion of early childhood education and to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children around the world.

Advocacy is one of the most powerful and effective ways you can use your voice to raise awareness about the needs of vulnerable children and put positive pressure on our leaders to act.

We believe every child should have the opportunity for a strong start in life, with the best chance for a bright future. Advocacy will help make that belief a reality.