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  • YALT 2009 04/01/09 - Photo
    YALT® 2009
    CDF's vision is to develop the next generation of leaders who are committed to social justice and improving the lives of all children in America. To help achieve this goal, one of the many programs that CDF offers is the Young Advocate Leadership Training (YALT) program.
  • 12/16/08 - Photo
    YALT® 2008
    CDF's vision is to develop the next generation of leaders who are committed to social justice and improving the lives of all children in America. To help achieve this goal, one of the many programs that CDF offers is the Young Advocate Leadership Training (YALT) program.
  • Wilson Khauv 01/04/11 - Video
    Wilson Khauv: 2010 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Honoree
    Wilson Khauv: 2010 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Honoree
  • 03/24/11 - Video
    The Black-White Achievement Gap Will Chill Your Blood
    Amy Wilkins, Vice President for Government Affairs and Communications at the Education Trust, shares the blood-chilling fact that the college attendance and graduation gap between Black and White students is larger than it’s ever been since 1970.
  • Marian Wright Edelman webcast 05/12/09 - Video
    Webcast with Marian Wright Edelman
    CDF President Marian Wright Edelman speaks about CDF's goal to provide affordable, comprehensive health coverage to everyone this year—especially children. Never has it been more important for CDF to have a strong presence on Capitol Hill and State Houses all across our country.
  • Harambee 01/04/10 - Video
    Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (VIET) CDF Freedom Schools® site (Harambee)
    Servant leader interns lead Harambee at Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (VIET) CDF Freedom Schools site in New Orleans, LA.
  • VIET photo slideshow 01/04/10 - Video
    Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (VIET) CDF Freedom Schools ® Photo Slideshow
    A photo slideshow from Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (VIET) CDF Freedom Schools site in New Orleans, LA.
  • 03/24/11 - Video
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Praises CDF Freedom Schools
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praises the successes of the CDF Freedom Schools® program at a March 15th meeting at CDF. Freedom Schools improve child literacy by instilling a love of reading while providing positive role models through mentoring from student leader interns.
  • Tyree Johnson: 2009 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient 11/11/09 - Video
    Tyree Johnson: 2009 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    Tyree Johnson: 2009 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
  • Tracey Alvarez: 2009 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient 11/11/09 - Video
    Tracey Alvarez: 2009 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    Tracey Alvarez: 2009 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
  • 11/16/11 - Video
    Thurman Anderson: 2011 Washington D.C. Beat The Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    Thurman Anderson: 2011 Washington D.C. Beat The Odds® Scholarship Recipient
  • Thomas Shultz 06/23/11 - Video
    Thomas Shultz: Full-Day Kindergarten Makes a Difference
    As program director of the Next Generation Learners Council of Chief State School Officers, Thomas Schultz explains the reciprocal relationship between educating a child and the role of community engagement.
  • 03/22/11 - Video
    The Talk - Marian Wright Edelman on Children Poverty in America
    Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman talks about American children living in poverty and advises on how we can help make a difference.
  • 11/19/08 - Photo
    The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small Book Tour
    Pictures from Marian Wright Edelman's Book Tour, Fall 2008
  • 04/06/12 - Video
    The New Jim Crow
    Come hear Michelle Alexander, legal scholar and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness and other thought leaders. Register for the CDF National Conference, Pursuing Justice for Children and the Poor with Urgency and Persistence, July 22nd - July 25th in Cincinnati, Ohio, and join the justice movement for children. Learn more about sessions, workshops, and speakers visit http://www.childrensdefense.org/conference.
  • 02/01/12 - Video
    The Importance of Kindergarten
    Lisa Guernsey, Program Director of the Early Education Initiative New America Foundation, explains how critical kindergarten is for young children, how the research clearly supports full-day programming, and the need for a more focused deliberate approach to preparing our youngest children.
  • Main Street USA 06/30/09 - Video
    The Children's Defense Fund's "Main Street USA" Video
    "Main Street USA," is the third video in a series of four aimed at engaging the public on the issue of children's health coverage and urging Congress to enact comprehensive reform to provide quality, affordable health coverage to all people, especially children—this year. This video details how our broken health care system is hurting Main Streets, families and children across our nation.
  • Lottery of Geography 07/30/09 - Video
    The Children's Defense Fund's "Lottery of Geography" Video
    "Lottery of Geography," is the fourth video in a series of four aimed at engaging the public on the issue of children's health coverage and urging Congress to enact comprehensive reform to provide quality, affordable health coverage to all people, especially children—this year. This video depicts how whether or not a family can afford to provide quality health coverage for their child often depends on where they live.
  • 09/30/08 - Video
    The Children's Defense Fund's "Bailout" Video
    Nine million uninsured children in American need a health coverage "bailout." Nine year old Karim asks supporters to step up and take action and ask their Members of Congress to support health coverage for every child.