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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 04/05/12 - Video
    Step Up for Children
    Step up for children and register for the CDF National Conference Pursuing Justice for Children and the Poor with Urgency and Persistence. Join 3,000 leading researchers, educators, policymakers, practitioners, faith leaders, and advocates including 1,000 young adult leaders from July 22nd - July 25th in Cincinnati, Ohio. Special discount for early registration ends April 20th. Learn more about sessions, workshops, and speakers visit http://www.childrensdefense.org/conference.
  • 04/05/12 - Video
    Step Up for Children
    Step up for children and register for the CDF National Conference Pursuing Justice for Children and the Poor with Urgency and Persistence. Join 3,000 leading researchers, educators, policymakers, practitioners, faith leaders, and advocates including 1,000 young adult leaders from July 22nd - July 25th in Cincinnati, Ohio. Special discount for early registration ends April 20th. Learn more about sessions, workshops, and speakers visit http://www.childrensdefense.org/conference.
  • 04/02/12 - Video
    LaShay Thompson: 2012 CDF-Minnesota Beat The Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    The Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds program honors outstanding high schools students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. Since 1990 more than 700 young people have received the Beat The Odds Scholarship and Leadership Award. LaShay Thompson is one of them. Learn more about CDF's Beat the Odds program by visiting http://shar.es/fcjyN
  • 04/02/12 - Video
    Eduardo Sanchez: 2012 CDF-Minnesota Beat The Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    The Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds program honors outstanding high schools students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. Since 1990 more than 700 young people have received the Beat The Odds Scholarship and Leadership Award. Eduardo Sanchez is one of them. Learn more about CDF's Beat the Odds program by visiting http://shar.es/fcjyN
  • 04/02/12 - Video
    Anne Sinner: 2012 CDF-Minnesota Beat The Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    The Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds program honors outstanding high schools students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. Since 1990 more than 700 young people have received the Beat The Odds Scholarship and Leadership Award. Anne Sinner is one of them. Learn more about CDF's Beat the Odds program by visiting http://shar.es/fcjyN
  • 04/02/12 - Video
    LaShay Thompson: 2012 CDF-Minnesota Beat The Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    The Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds program honors outstanding high schools students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. Since 1990 more than 700 young people have received the Beat The Odds Scholarship and Leadership Award. LaShay Thompson is one of them. Learn more about CDF's Beat the Odds program by visiting http://shar.es/fcjyN
  • 04/02/12 - Video
    Anne Sinner: 2012 CDF-Minnesota Beat The Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    The Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds program honors outstanding high schools students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. Since 1990 more than 700 young people have received the Beat The Odds Scholarship and Leadership Award. Anne Sinner is one of them. Learn more about CDF's Beat the Odds program by visiting http://shar.es/fcjyN
  • 04/02/12 - Video
    Eduardo Sanchez: 2012 CDF-Minnesota Beat The Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    The Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds program honors outstanding high schools students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. Since 1990 more than 700 young people have received the Beat The Odds Scholarship and Leadership Award. Eduardo Sanchez is one of them. Learn more about CDF's Beat the Odds program by visiting http://shar.es/fcjyN
  • 04/02/12 - Video
    Raymond Perez: 2012 CDF-Minnesota Beat The Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    The Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds program honors outstanding high schools students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. Since 1990 more than 700 young people have received the Beat The Odds Scholarship and Leadership Award. Raymond Perez is one of them. Learn more about CDF's Beat the Odds program by visiting http://shar.es/fcjyN
  • 04/02/12 - Video
    Raymond Perez: 2012 CDF-Minnesota Beat The Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    The Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds program honors outstanding high schools students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. Since 1990 more than 700 young people have received the Beat The Odds Scholarship and Leadership Award. Raymond Perez is one of them. Learn more about CDF's Beat the Odds program by visiting http://shar.es/fcjyN
  • 03/28/12 - Video
    Mary Nell McPherson: The magic of Freedom Schools in Charlotte
    Mary Nell McPherson discusses the benefits of the Freedom Schools program in Charlotte, NC.
  • 03/28/12 - Video
    Mary Nell McPherson: The magic of Freedom Schools in Charlotte
    Mary Nell McPherson discusses the benefits of the Freedom Schools program in Charlotte, NC.
  • 03/20/12 - Video
    Jane: Medicaid Changed Her Life
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) protects and strengthens Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In 2011 more than 1.5 million children gained health coverage through Medicaid and CHIP, bringing the number of uninsured children in America to the lowest on record. Under the ACA, in 2014 Medicaid will see the largest expansion since its creation in 1965, and Americans with incomes below 133% of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Medicaid coverage. This is crucial for children like Jane who have health conditions that require surgery and hospitalization. In addition, thanks to the ACA Jane will not have to worry that insurance companies in the future will deny her coverage because of a pre-existing condition. Let's celebrate the second anniversary of the ACA and important health care gains for children and young adults.
  • 03/20/12 - Video
    Jane: Medicaid Changed Her Life
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) protects and strengthens Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In 2011 more than 1.5 million children gained health coverage through Medicaid and CHIP, bringing the number of uninsured children in America to the lowest on record. Under the ACA, in 2014 Medicaid will see the largest expansion since its creation in 1965, and Americans with incomes below 133% of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Medicaid coverage. This is crucial for children like Jane who have health conditions that require surgery and hospitalization. In addition, thanks to the ACA Jane will not have to worry that insurance companies in the future will deny her coverage because of a pre-existing condition. Let's celebrate the second anniversary of the ACA and important health care gains for children and young adults.
  • 03/16/12 - Video
    Affordable Care Act Fact: Pre-existing Conditions Covered
    Insurance companies used to refuse to cover children with pre-existing conditions. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibited that and has already helped millions of families. For Malcolm and his family it has brought tremendous relief. His parents' insurance company can no longer deny him healthcare, limit his medicine and medical care or set lifetime caps on coverage. Let's celebrate the second anniversary of the ACA and important health care gains for children and young adults.
  • 03/16/12 - Video
    Affordable Care Act Fact: Pre-existing Conditions Covered
    Insurance companies used to refuse to cover children with pre-existing conditions. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibited that and has already helped millions of families. For Malcolm and his family it has brought tremendous relief. His parents' insurance company can no longer deny him healthcare, limit his medicine and medical care or set lifetime caps on coverage. Let's celebrate the second anniversary of the ACA and important health care gains for children and young adults.
  • 03/15/12 - Video
    Atticus: A-C-A (Affordable Care Act) SONG
    Young Atticus sings the ACA song. Let's stand with our children and celebrate the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will provide access to health coverage for more than 95 percent of America's children and strengthen America's health care system for everyone.
  • 03/15/12 - Video
    Maeve: A-C-A (Affordable Care Act) SONG
    An adorable Maeve sings the A-C-A Song. Let's stand with our children and celebrate the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will provide access to health coverage for more than 95 percent of America's children and strengthen America's health care system for everyone.
  • 03/15/12 - Video
    Maeve: A-C-A (Affordable Care Act) SONG
    An adorable Maeve sings the A-C-A Song. Let's stand with our children and celebrate the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will provide access to health coverage for more than 95 percent of America's children and strengthen America's health care system for everyone.
  • 03/15/12 - Video
    Atticus: A-C-A (Affordable Care Act) SONG
    Young Atticus sings the ACA song. Let's stand with our children and celebrate the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will provide access to health coverage for more than 95 percent of America's children and strengthen America's health care system for everyone.
  • 03/05/12 - Video
    CDF National Conference: Invitation from Marian Wright Edelman
    When 16.4 million children are poor, 8.3 million children do not have healthcare, and a majority of children cannot read or compute at grade level in the fourth, eighth and 12th grades--we have a growing national crisis that demands an urgent response in these politically volatile and polarized times. To register visit http://www.childrensdefense.org/conference
  • 03/05/12 - Video
    CDF National Conference: Invitation from Marian Wright Edelman
    When 16.4 million children are poor, 8.3 million children do not have healthcare, and a majority of children cannot read or compute at grade level in the fourth, eighth and 12th grades--we have a growing national crisis that demands an urgent response in these politically volatile and polarized times. To register visit http://www.childrensdefense.org/conference
  • 02/28/12 - Video
    Oleta Fitzgerald on Activating Networks
    CDF-Southern Regional Office Director Oleta Fitzgerald tells Young Advocate Leadership Training (YALT®) participants about what their role is in responding to children's needs and how they are at the nexus of decision making in this country. The training took place in October 2011 and focused on training leaders on historically black college and university (HBCU) campuses and on majority campuses in being organizers for justice and to save all children, but especially those left behind, from dead-end lives.
  • 02/28/12 - Video
    Marian Wright Edelman on the Need for Student Leadership Now
    CDF President Marian Wright Edelman addresses student leaders of color about the absolute necessity for them to lead an effort to dismantle the cradle to prison pipeline that is leading so many young Black children to dead-end lives and mass incarceration. This call to action concluded the Young Advocate Leadership training (YALT®) program in October 2011 at CDF Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee.
  • 02/28/12 - Video
    Andrew Young on Malcolm X and Dr. King
    Ambassador Andrew Young discusses his relationship with Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the differences in their background and tactics in achieving their goals during the civil rights movement during the Children's Defense Fund's Young Advocate Leadership Training (YALT®) program.
  • 02/28/12 - Video
    Marian Wright Edelman on the Need for Student Leadership Now
    CDF President Marian Wright Edelman addresses student leaders of color about the absolute necessity for them to lead an effort to dismantle the cradle to prison pipeline that is leading so many young Black children to dead-end lives and mass incarceration. This call to action concluded the Young Advocate Leadership training (YALT®) program in October 2011 at CDF Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee.
  • 02/28/12 - Video
    Andrew Young on Malcolm X and Dr. King
    Ambassador Andrew Young discusses his relationship with Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the differences in their background and tactics in achieving their goals during the civil rights movement during the Children's Defense Fund's Young Advocate Leadership Training (YALT®) program.
  • 02/28/12 - Video
    Michael Tubbs: 4 Organizing Lessons from David and Goliath
    Student leader at Stanford University Michael Tubbs from Stockton, CA, addresses historically black college and university (HBCU) student government leaders and students from various black student leadership networks from majority colleges and universities during the Young Advocate Leadership Training (YALT®) program in October 2011 at CDF Haley Farm. Tubbs asks the question, "What lessons can we apply that we learned from the biblical story of David and Goliath against the giants of homelessness, poverty, racism, violence, and so many more evils that threaten our children today?"
  • 02/28/12 - Video
    Michael Tubbs: 4 Organizing Lessons from David and Goliath
    Student leader at Stanford University Michael Tubbs from Stockton, CA, addresses historically black college and university (HBCU) student government leaders and students from various black student leadership networks from majority colleges and universities during the Young Advocate Leadership Training (YALT®) program in October 2011 at CDF Haley Farm. Tubbs asks the question, "What lessons can we apply that we learned from the biblical story of David and Goliath against the giants of homelessness, poverty, racism, violence, and so many more evils that threaten our children today?"
  • 02/28/12 - Video
    Dr. Jeanne Middleton Hairston: What is CDF Freedom Schools®?
    The CDF Freedom Schools program provides summer and after-school enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning. Since 1995 over 90,000 children have had a CDF Freedom Schools experience.
  • 02/28/12 - Video
    Oleta Fitzgerald on Activating Networks
    CDF-Southern Regional Office Director Oleta Fitzgerald tells Young Advocate Leadership Training (YALT®) participants about what their role is in responding to children's needs and how they are at the nexus of decision making in this country. The training took place in October 2011 and focused on training leaders on historically black college and university (HBCU) campuses and on majority campuses in being organizers for justice and to save all children, but especially those left behind, from dead-end lives.
  • 02/28/12 - Video
    Dr. Jeanne Middleton Hairston: What is CDF Freedom Schools®?
    The CDF Freedom Schools program provides summer and after-school enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning. Since 1995 over 90,000 children have had a CDF Freedom Schools experience.
  • 02/23/12 - Video
    New York Beat the Odds® Awards: Javon Mullings
    Beat the Odds®, a project initiated by the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) in 1990, celebrates the positive potential of young people. On December 14th, CDF-New York celebrated five extraordinary high school students who have overcome tremendous challenges to excel academically and give back to their community and the families, friends, teachers and counselors who helped them succeed. To learn more about the Beat The Odds® program visit http://shar.es/gR3Pl
  • 02/23/12 - Video
    New York Beat the Odds® Awards: Javon Mullings
    Beat the Odds®, a project initiated by the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) in 1990, celebrates the positive potential of young people. On December 14th, CDF-New York celebrated five extraordinary high school students who have overcome tremendous challenges to excel academically and give back to their community and the families, friends, teachers and counselors who helped them succeed. To learn more about the Beat The Odds® program visit http://shar.es/gR3Pl
  • 12/15/11 - Video
    Ninaad Dave: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    Ninaad Dave: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
  • 12/15/11 - Video
    Ninaad Dave: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    Ninaad Dave: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
  • 12/15/11 - Video
    Javon Mullings: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    Javon Mullings: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
  • 12/15/11 - Video
    Linda Hyginus: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    Linda Hyginus: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
  • 12/15/11 - Video
    Jane Soliternik: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    Jane Soliternik: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
  • 12/15/11 - Video
    Cyrus Dennis: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    Cyrus Dennis: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
  • 12/15/11 - Video
    Javon Mullings: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    Javon Mullings: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
  • 12/15/11 - Video
    Jane Soliternik: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    Jane Soliternik: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
  • 12/15/11 - Video
    Linda Hyginus: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    Linda Hyginus: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
  • 12/15/11 - Video
    Cyrus Dennis: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    Cyrus Dennis: 2011 CDF - New York Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
  • 12/07/11 - Video
    Britany Lewis: 2011 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    In the face of abandonment, homelessness, and physical abuse, Britany Lewis has stood tall against odds that have threatened to destroy her dreams. Despite it all, Brittany believes, “I overcame the things from my past because I refuse to let them hold me back.
  • 12/07/11 - Video
    Britany Lewis: 2011 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient
    In the face of abandonment, homelessness, and physical abuse, Britany Lewis has stood tall against odds that have threatened to destroy her dreams. Despite it all, Brittany believes, “I overcame the things from my past because I refuse to let them hold me back.