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CDF Freedom Schools Staff

Rev. Laura Young
Senior Organizer

 

Rev. Laura Young joined the Children’s Defense Fund office in Ohio in April 2010.  Reverend Young is a United Methodist minister and holds a Masters of Divinity Degree from Methodist Theological School in Ohio.  Laura attended law school at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and she is a graduate of the University of Michigan.  Laura ministered on the “front lines” with people in poverty in one of the poorest and most violent areas of Columbus, Ohio.  The United Methodist Church to which she was appointed is a “mission site” that serves food, clothing, and health care to 2,500 people each month.  Laura served youth and families by preaching, teaching, and building partnerships to support a variety of ministries.  She focuses on expanding the CDF Freedom Schools® program throughout Ohio and developing partnerships with faith and community organizations to empower people to help fulfill CDF objectives.  Laura’s interest in the organization began when partnering with the CDF office in Ohio to promote and conduct Children’s Sabbaths and CDF Freedom Schools programs within her denomination. 

Rev. Laura Young
Senior Organizer
Children’s Defense Fund – Ohio
Columbus, OH
p (614) 221-2244
e lyoung@childrensdefense.org