DC’s pioneering ‘Baby Bonds’ plan aims to narrow wealth gap


              Aaliyah Wright, 25, of Washington, holds their newborn daughter Kali, as her husband Kainan Wright, 24, of Washington, holds their sleeping son Khaza, 1, during a visit to the children's grandmother in Accokeek, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. A landmark social program is being pioneered in the nation’s capital. Coined “Baby Bonds,” the program is designed to narrow the wealth gap. The program would provide children of the city’s poorest families up to $25,000 when they reach adulthood. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Aaliyah Wright, 25, of Washington, holds their newborn daughter Kali, as her husband Kainan Wright, 24, of Washington, holds their son Khaza, 1, during a visit to the children's grandmother in Accokeek, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. A landmark social program is being pioneered in the nation’s capital. Coined “Baby Bonds,” the program is designed to narrow the wealth gap. The program would provide children of the city’s poorest families up to $25,000 when they reach adulthood. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Aaliyah Wright, 25, of Washington, nuzzles her newborn daughter Kali, as her husband Kainan Wright, 24, of Washington, holds their son Khaza, 1, as he falls asleep, during a visit to the children's grandmother in Accokeek, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. A landmark social program is being pioneered in the nation’s capital. Coined “Baby Bonds,” the program is designed to narrow the wealth gap. The program would provide children of the city’s poorest families up to $25,000 when they reach adulthood. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            Kali Wrights sleeps while being held by her mother, Aaliyah Wright, 25, of Washington, during a visit to her grandmother's home in Accokeek, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. A landmark social program is being pioneered in the nation's capital. Coined "Baby Bonds," the program is designed to narrow the wealth gap. The program would provide children of the city's poorest families up to $25,000 when they reach adulthood. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Aaliyah Wright, 25, of Washington, hold newborn daughter Kali, as her husband Kainan Wright, 24, of Washington, holds their sleeping son Khaza, 1, during a visit to the children's grandmother in Accokeek, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. A landmark social program is being pioneered in the nation's capital. Coined "Baby Bonds," the program is designed to narrow the wealth gap. The program would provide children of the city's poorest families up to $25,000 when they reach adulthood. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Aaliyah Wright, 25, of Washington, right, holds their son Khaza, 1, as she greets her husband Kainan Wright, 24, of Washington, holding their newborn daughter Kali, during a visit to the children's grandmother in Accokeek, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. A landmark social program is being pioneered in the nation's capital. Coined "Baby Bonds," the program is designed to narrow the wealth gap. The program would provide children of the city's poorest families up to $25,000 when they reach adulthood. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Aaliyah Wright, 25, of Washington, reacts on seeing a smile from her newborn daughter Kali, as her husband Kainan Wright, 24, of Washington, holds their son Khaza, 1, during a visit to the children's grandmother in Accokeek, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. A landmark social program is being pioneered in the nation's capital. Coined "Baby Bonds," the program is designed to narrow the wealth gap. The program would provide children of the city's poorest families up to $25,000 when they reach adulthood. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Aaliyah Wright, 25, of Washington, carries her son Khaza Wright, 1, to visit his grandmother in Accokeek, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. A landmark social program is being pioneered in the nation's capital. Coined "Baby Bonds," the program is designed to narrow the wealth gap. The program would provide children of the city's poorest families up to $25,000 when they reach adulthood. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Aaliyah Wright, 25, of Washington, nuzzles their newborn daughter Kali, as her husband Kainan Wright, 24, of Washington, holds their son Khaza, 1, during a visit to the children's grandmother in Accokeek, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. A landmark social program is being pioneered in the nation's capital. Coined "Baby Bonds," the program is designed to narrow the wealth gap. The program would provide children of the city's poorest families up to $25,000 when they reach adulthood. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)