Photo Slideshows

  • 01/26/13 - Photo
    2013 March on Washington for Gun Control
    On January 26, CDF and grassroots groups of concerned mothers, grandmothers, brothers, sisters, and children of all ages marched to demand that Congress protect children, not guns.
  • 01/22/13 - Photo
    National Day of Service: A Call to Social Action
    On January 19, the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program hosted a National Day of Service and Social Action at the largest homeless shelter for children and families in the nation’s capital, the D.C. General Emergency Family Shelter. The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project, the See Forever Foundation and Maya Angelou Schools, the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF), D.C. General Emergency Family Shelter, and the Capital Area Food Bank partnered with CDF as part of the President’s call to serve to put the spotlight on the critical need to end poverty in America and the devastating impact it has on children and families.
  • 11/15/12 - Photo
    2012 Washington, D.C. Beat the Odds Ceremony Slideshow
    On November 15th, CDF celebrated five extraordinary high school students who have overcome tremendous challenges to excel academically and give back to their community. Each scholar received a scholarship, college counseling, a laptop computer, and an invitation to join CDF leadership training ladder to help pave the road to college and a successful adulthood.
  • 12/05/11 - Photo
    2011 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Awards Ceremony
    On Thursday, December 1, 2011 CDF-California hosted the 21st Annual Beat the Odds® awards ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
  • 11/15/11 - Photo
    2011 Washington, D.C. Beat the Odds Ceremony Slideshow
    On November 15th, CDF celebrated five extraordinary high school students who have overcome tremendous challenges to excel academically and give back to their community. Each scholar received a scholarship, college counseling, a laptop computer, and an invitation to join CDF leadership training ladder to help pave the road to college and a successful adulthood.
  • 09/15/11 - Photo
    2011 GrandRally
    Slideshow from the Fourth National GrandRally for Grandparents and other relative caregivers raising children, where hundreds of grandparents, grandchildren, and other relative caregivers gathered to celebrate the role they play for children and the opportunity to speak to their Senators and Representatives.
  • 07/29/11 - Photo
    2011 Proctor Institute Slideshow
    A photo slideshow highlighting the 2011 Samuel Dewitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry.
  • 06/20/11 - Photo
    Addressing the Achievement Gap Symposium Photo Slideshow
    CDF & ETS Slide Show
  • Freedom Riders Watch Party at Howard University 05/17/11 - Photo
    2011 Freedom Riders Watch Party at Howard University
    Photo slideshow of 2011 Freedom Riders watch party at Howard University, hosted by the Children's Defense Fund.
  • CDF-Texas Partners with local supermarkets to enroll children in health coverage 02/04/11 - Photo
    CDF-Texas Partners with local supermarkets to enroll children in health coverage
    CDF-Texas Partners with local supermarkets to enroll children in health coverage
  • 2010 CDF-California Beat the Odds Award Ceremony Slideshow 12/10/10 - Photo
    2010 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Awards Ceremony
    On December 2nd, 2010, CDF-California hosted its 20th Annual Beat the Odds awards ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel to honor five extraordinary high school students who have overcome tremendous life obstacles including poverty, homelessness, abuse and neglect by adults. Each of this year’s honorees were awarded with a $10,000 college scholarship and a laptop computer.
  • 2010 DC BTO Flickr Slideshow 11/10/10 - Photo
    2010 Washington, D.C. Beat the Odds® Awards Ceremony Slide Show
    2010 Washington, D.C. Beat the Odds Awards Ceremony Slide Show
  • 05/10/10 - Photo
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Visits CDF Freedom Schools® site in New Orleans
    A slideshow of photos from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's visit to a CDF Freedom Schools® site in New Orleans.
  • 04/29/10 - Photo
    2010 Dallas Beat the Odds® Awards Luncheon
    On April 14, 2010, CDF-Texas hosted its first ever Beat the Odds scholarship awards in Dallas at the Tower Club honoring extraordinary youth in the Dallas area. View photos of the VIP reception.
  • Marian Wright Edelman Library Dedication 03/30/10 - Photo
    Marian Wright Edelman Public Library Dedication
    Ceremonies and events from the Marian Wright Edelman Public Library dedication.
  • 01/04/10 - Photo
    Boys and Girls CDF Freedom Schools® Site
    A slideshow of photos from the Boys and Girls Freedom Schools site.
  • 01/04/10 - Photo
    Las Vegas CDF Freedom Schools® Site
    A slideshow of photos from the Las Vegas CDF Freedom Schools site.
  • 01/04/10 - Photo
    St. George’s Community Center (Louisville, KY)
    Includes pictures from the 2009 CDF Freedom Schools summer program for the St. George Community center located in Louisville, KY. This PowerPoint presentation provides information on the site’s afternoon activities, health wellness program components, and their finale.
  • 01/04/10 - Photo
    Greenwood Cultural Center (Tulsa, OK)
    This presentation includes a slide show depicting the Greenwood Cultural Center’s 2009 CDF Freedom Schools program.
  • 01/04/10 - Photo
    Just Willing Foundation CDF Freedom Schools® Site
    A slideshow of photos from the Just Willing Foundation CDF Freedom Schools site.
  • 01/04/10 - Photo
    Rainbow Dreams Educational Foundation (Las Vegas, NV)
    This PowerPoint presentation includes a slideshow of the Rainbow Dreams Educational Foundation CDF Freedom Schools site located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The slideshow includes pictures of staff, the site’s afternoon activities, special guests and community partners, and scholars that attended the program.
  • 01/04/10 - Photo
    Southern University Laboratory School CDF Freedom Schools® program (Baton Rouge, LA)
    A slideshow that includes pictures of read aloud guests, Harambee, parent meetings, and pictures of scholars from the Southern University Laboratory School located in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • 2009 Los Angeles Beat the Odds Awards Dinner 12/03/09 - Photo
    2009 Beat the Odds® Los Angeles Awards Dinner
    Five high school students from the Los Angeles, CA area received college scholarships at CDF's 2009 Beat the Odds awards dinner.
  • 2009 Washington DC Beat the Odds Awards Dinner 11/10/09 - Photo
    2009 Beat the Odds® Washington, D.C. Awards Dinner
    Five high school students from the Washington, D.C. metro area received college scholarships at CDF's 2009 Beat the Odds awards dinner.
  • stroller brigade 11/08/09 - Photo
    Champions for Children's Health Stroller Brigades Across the Country
    Photos from CDF's Champions for Children's Health Stroller Brigades across the country November 5-8, 2009.
  • Washington DC Stroller Brigade 11/04/09 - Photo
    Champions for Children's Health Stroller Brigade - Washington, DC
    Photos from CDF's Champions for Children's Health Stroller Brigade in Washington, DC on November 4, 2009.
  • 08/28/09 - Photo
    Health Coverage for All Children Campaign Photo Submissions
    Photo submissions of child advocates showing their support for health reform that includes affordable, head-to-toe health coverage for all children and pregnant women.
  • CDF Freedom Schools National Day of Social Action 2009 07/13/09 - Photo
    CDF Freedom Schools® National Day of Social Action 2009
    On July 13, 2009, nearly 12,000 youths across the nation held rallies, marches, Congressional visits, and letter-writing campaigns urging Congress to support health reform for all children during CDF Freedom Schools National Day of Social Action 2009.
  • Freedom Schools Ella Baker Training 06/07/09 - Photo
    2009 CDF Freedom Schools® Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute
    The 2009 Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute themed "Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, and Healthy Youth in Action" prepared over 1,000 college students and young professionals to operate 134 CDF Freedom Schools program sites this summer.
  • May 2009 Mother's Day Child Watch 05/08/09 - Photo
    May 2009 Mother's Day Child Watch
    As our nation prepared to celebrate Mother's Day, a group of prominent Hollywood women—including Jessica Alba, Regina King, Keri Russell, Jurnee Smollett, Ali Wentworth and others—joined Children’s Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman and Michelle Fenty, attorney and Washington, DC, First Lady, on a children's health reform Child Watch day in Washington, DC.
  • 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.
  • 11/19/08 - Photo
    The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small Book Tour
    Pictures from Marian Wright Edelman's Book Tour, Fall 2008
  • 10/04/08 - Photo
    CDF's 35th Anniversary Gala
    Photo slideshow of CDF's 35th Anniversary gala at the Kennedy Center on October 6, 2008.
  • 08/27/08 - Photo
    Jennifer Lopez and Marian Wright Edelman at the 2008 Democratic Convention
    Capitol File Magazine, Viacom and Jennifer Lopez, in cooperation with an honorary host committee, honored CDF President Marian Wright Edelman at an event at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Ms. Lopez and the event hosts honored Mrs. Edelman's efforts to provide a strong, effective voice for all the children of American who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. At the reception, Mrs. Edelman spoke about how everyone can step up, take action and make a difference to improve the lives of children and the lives of all of us. "This is America's future," Edelman said. "This is a nation-defining election year. It is crucial children are our top priority."
  • 07/24/08 - Photo
    2008 Proctor Institute
    Photo slideshow from the 2008 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry, "When Will We Hear? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Call to Justice and Peace," held on July 14-18, 2008 at CDF's Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee. At the annual Proctor Institutes, clergy, seminarians, Christian educators, young adult leaders and other faith-based advocates for children gather for five days of spiritual renewal, networking, movement building workshops, and continuing education about the threats to our children.
  • 07/11/08 - Photo
    CDF Freedom Schools® National Day of Social Action 2008
    On July 11, 2008, thousands of children and teens from CDF Freedom Schools sites nationwide participated in CDF Freedom Schools National Day of Social Action. The social action and civic engagement component of the CDF Freedom Schools model teaches youth to engage in community service and social justice advocacy. In 2008, participants took part in a variety of actions including visiting and writing letters to elected officials, joining together for marches and rallies and leading awareness activities in support of health coverage for all children. The thousands of CDF Freedom Schools scholars who participated in the National Day of Social Action provide proof that we can solve this problem if each of us does our part.
  • 06/04/08 - Photo
    2008 Beat the Odds® Washington, D.C. Awards Luncheon
    Five high school students from the Washington, D.C. metro area received college scholarships at a reception in their honor as a part of CDF's Beat the Odds program. The Beat the Odds scholarship program was started by CDF in 1990 to affirm the success of young people who are overcoming tremendous obstacles in their lives while working hard, demonstrating academic excellence, and giving back to their communities.
  • 05/07/08 - Photo
    GrandRally 2008
    Marian Wright Edelman and grandparents and grandchildren from all over the country came to the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to participate in the 2008 National GrandRally. The GrandRally is an historic gathering of grandparents and other relative caregivers from across the country that brings attention to the needs of children and kinship care families.
  • 04/09/08 - Photo
    American Idol Gives Back Watch Party Photos
    Photos from CDF American Idol's Idol Give Back watch parties in April 2008. CDF is thrilled to be an official Idol Gives Back 2008 beneficiary. During the special broadcast of American Idol, on April 9, that raised awareness and benefited select U.S. and international charities, CDF Board Member Reese Witherspoon highlighted CDF's work for children.
  • 10/25/07 - Photo
    2007 Beat the Odds® Washington, D.C. Awards Dinner
    Five high school students from the Washington, D.C. metro area received college scholarships at a reception in their honor as a part of CDF's Beat the Odds program. The Beat the Odds scholarship program was started by CDF in 1990 to affirm the success of young people who are overcoming tremendous obstacles in their lives while working hard, demonstrating academic excellence, and giving back to their communities.
  • 10/23/07 - Photo
    Cradle to Prison Pipeline® 2007 Summit
    Photos from CDF's national Cradle to Prison Pipeline® Summit at Howard University, September 25-26, 2007 to address the nationwide crisis and its devastating impact on children, youth and their families, particularly within the Black and Latino communities. CDF’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline® Campaign is a national call to action to stop the funneling of tens of thousands of youth, predominantly minorities, down life paths that often lead to arrest, conviction, incarceration and, in some cases, death.
  • 07/18/07 - Photo
    CDF Freedom Schools® National Day of Social Action 2007
    On July 18, 2007, CDF Freedom Schools sites across the country participated in the CDF Freedom Schools National Day of Social Action. The social action and civic engagement component of the CDF Freedom Schools model teaches youth to engage in community service and social justice advocacy.
  • 04/17/07 - Photo
    2007 Children's Witness in Washington D.C.
    In March 2007, CDF joined 18 of the nation's leading religious leaders, representing tens of millions, and 10 families from across the country who struggle every day to meet their children's health needs, many with life-threatening illnesses, to urge Congress to enact the All Healthy Children Act and ensure health coverage for all children. The families from Houston, Austin, New York, Jackson, Miss., and Columbus, Ohio met with some of our country's most prominent faith leaders at a "Children’s Witness" at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, DC to discuss their daily struggles. Two of the families have lost a child in the last few weeks because they could not find a doctor to provide the services they desperately needed or were wrongfully denied health coverage.
  • 11/14/06 - Photo
    2006 Beat the Odds® Washington, D.C. Awards Dinner
    Five high school students from the Washington, D.C. metro area received college scholarships at a reception in their honor as a part of CDF's Beat the Odds program. The Beat the Odds scholarship program was started by CDF in 1990 to affirm the success of young people who are overcoming tremendous obstacles in their lives while working hard, demonstrating academic excellence, and giving back to their communities.
  • 05/01/06 - Photo
    Katrina's Children Campaign - Prominent Moms
    After Hurricane Katrina, CDF-Louisiana organized and hosted ten Katrina Child Watch visits, including the "Prominent Women" visit in May 2006, with CDF Board Members Carol Biondi, Ruth-Ann Huvane, Katie McGrath and Reese Witherspoon, as well as other prominent women, including Karen Binswanger, Malaak Compton-Rock, Jennifer Garner, Felicia Henderson, Jane Kaczmarek, Charmaine Neville, Deborah Newmyer, CCH Pounder, Cicely Tyson and Ali Wentworth, to raise awareness of the actual conditions and multiple challenges children continue to experience post-Katrina.
  • 01/30/05 - Photo
    GrandRally 2005
    Marian Wright Edelman and grandparents and grandchildren from all over the country came to the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to participate in the 2005 National GrandRally. The GrandRally is an historic gathering of grandparents and other relative caregivers from across the country that brings attention to the needs of children and kinship care families.