March Orientation and Training for new Project Directors and Site Coordinators

The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program is excited to welcome the new Project Directors and Site Coordinators for its 2016 March Orientation & Training March 10-13, 2016 in Clinton, TN. Sponsor Organizations are responsible for participant travel expenses to and from Tennessee (McGhee Tyson Airport) and lodging in Clinton, TN.

Online registration for the training is now available, please register today!

Already registered? Update your travel information here.

Meeting Location

Children’s Defense Fund Haley Farm
1000 Alex Haley Lane
Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 457-6466

Arrival & Departure Information

All participants are asked to arrive on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Please arrive at your convenience as no program is scheduled.

Lodging Information (CDF Haley Farm)

You are encouraged and welcomed to take advantage of the convenient lodging at the CDF Haley Farm in Clinton, TN. To reserve a room at Haley Farm, please contact Ken Libby at (865) 457-6466. Availability will be on a first come first served basis.

CDF Haley Farm Room Rates (payment due upon arrival)

  • Single Occupancy Room ($65/person/per night)
  • Double Occupancy Room ($40/person/per night)

We thank you for keeping CDF Haley Farm a smoke-free, drug- and alcohol-free, violence-free, hate-free, loving environment. You will find wireless access in the guesthouses, at the Langston Hughes Library and the Haley Lodge. You may enjoy the 50 acres of space as the program allows. Learn more about CDF Haley Farm.

Additional Lodging Information (Clinton, TN Hotel Options)

  • Comfort Inn: 120 Welcome Lane Clinton, TN 37716, (865) 457-2255
  • Country Inn & Suites: 710 Park Place Clinton, TN 37716, (865) 457-4311
  • Holiday Inn: 111 Hillville Road, Clinton, TN 37716,(865) 457-2233
  • Hampton Inn: 105 Hillville Road, Clinton, TN 37716, (865) 691-8070

Daily ground transportation will be available to and from CDF Haley Farm and the hotels listed above.

Ground Transportation

The CDF Freedom Schools program will arrange complimentary ground transportation to and from the McGhee Tyson Airport and between the CDF Haley Farm and local Clinton, TN hotels during the duration of the program. You will be provided with your arrival ground transportation information 72 hours prior to your departure date. Departure ground transportation will be provided on site. 

Please note CDF Freedom Schools program will only provide ground transportation to and from the McGhee Tyson Airport on Wednesday, March 9th and Sunday afternoon, March 13th. Participants will be responsible for their transportation outside of these dates. Participants that do not submit their travel information via the online registration form or travel form by the registration deadline will not be guaranteed ground transportation.

Meeting Attire

Attire for the orientation and training is casual. Please bring comfortable footwear – 500 yards of gravel walkways connect all of the CDF Haley Farm buildings.

Contact Information

Any questions about the 2016 March Orientation & Training for new Project Directors and Site Coordinators, please feel free to contact us by email at or by phone at (202) 662-3539.

The program concludes the morning of Sunday, March 13, 2016. You are welcome to schedule your departure flight any time after 2:00 PM on Sunday. The final airport shuttle will leave CDF Haley Farm at 2:00 PM. When booking your flights, please note that the McGhee Tyson Airport is located approximately 45 minutes from the CDF Haley Farm. 

Online Registration

Register for the March Orientation and Training before Wednesday, March 2, 2016!

Already registered? Update your travel information here.