2015 March Orientation and Training

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® program is excited to welcome the new Project Directors and new Site Coordinators to its 2015 March Orientation & Training scheduled for March 12-15, 2015 in Clinton, TN. Sponsor Organizations are responsible for participant travel expenses to and from Tennessee (Tyson-McGee Airport) and lodging in Clinton, TN.

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

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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 11, 2015. Please arrive at your convenience as no program is scheduled.

All participants are asked to depart after 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Programing is scheduled until Noon. The final airport shuttle will leave CDF Haley Farm at 2:00 PM. When booking your flights, please note that the Tyson-McGee Airport is located approximately 45 minutes from the CDF Haley Farm.

Meeting Location (CDF Haley Farm)

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 the CDF Haley Farm.

Lodging Information (Clinton, TN Hotel Options)

Sponsor Organizations are responsible for booking and paying for lodging for its Site Coordinators and Project Directors. Lodging opportunities are available at the following local Clinton hotels:

  • 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 complementary ground transportation from and to the Tyson-McGee 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 arrival date. Departure ground transportation will be provided on site. 

Please note that the CDF Freedom Schools program will only provide ground transportation to and from the Tyson-McGee Airport on Wednesday, March 11th and Sunday afternoon, March 15th. Participants will be responsible for their transportation outside of these dates.

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.

What to Expect

Please be advised that orientation and training days are long and intensive; yet interactive.  Please come rested and ready to learn!

Contact Information

Should you have any questions about the 2015 March Orientation & Training for new Project Directors and Site Coordinators, please feel free to contact us by email at FreedomSchools@childrensdefense.org or by phone at (202) 662-3548.

Online Registration

Register for the March Training before Tuesday, February 24, 2015!

Already registered? Update your travel information here.