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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.
  • Beat the Odds Minnesota Awards Dinner 04/01/09 - Photo
    2009 Beat the Odds® Minnesota Awards Dinner
    High school students from Minnesota area received college scholarships at a reception in their honor as a part of CDF's Beat the Odds 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.
  • 12/10/08 - Photo
    2008 Los Angeles Beat the Odds® Awards Event
    In December 2008, five Los Angeles area students were awarded Beat the Odds scholarships at an event at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Actress and comedian Jane Kaczmarek emceed the event and speakers included actress and CDF board member Reese Witherspoon, Great Debaters star Jurnee Smollet, actor Greg Grunberg, actress Zoe Saldana, and urban music legend Jimmy Jam. More than 400 guests honored the scholarship award recipients and true stars of the evening—Ayotunde, Sara, Janet, Randolph and Cristal--for their academic and leadership achievements in the face of tremendous adversity.
  • 11/20/08 - Video
    Marian Wright Edelman Appears on mtvU's "Stand In"
    CDF President Marian Wright Edelman surprised undergraduates at San Francisco State University as part of mtvU's Emmy-nominated series, "Stand In." The unique show engages college students by surprising them with a guest lecturer who is a cultural icon and role model. Past lecturers include Sting, Madonna, Nobel Laureates Shimon Perez and Elie Wiesel, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, and authors Malcolm Gladwell and Tom Wolfe, to name a few.
  • 11/20/08 - Video
    Overview of the CDF Freedom Schools® Program in Kansas City
    Overview of the CDF Freedom Schools in Kansas City, funded by the Kauffman Foundation
  • 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
  • 11/07/08 - Video
    Reese Witherspoon Presents CDF at American Idol's "Idol Gives Back"
    Reese Witherspoon presents the Children's Defense Fund at the 2008 American Idol "Idol Gives Back." Ms. Witherspoon also traveled to New Orleans to visit a CDF Freedom Schools® site and talk with a single mother struggling to support her family post-Hurricane Katrina.
  • 10/27/08 - Video
    Marian Wright Edelman's Speech at Dominican University
    Marian Wright Edelman, CDF president, speaks at Dominican University's Book Passage about her new book The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small: Charting a Course for the Next Generation.

 

 

 

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