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The CDF Beat the Odds program recognizes and awards college scholarships to young people who have overcome adversity in their lives, demonstrate academic excellence and have given back to their communities.
For information on becoming a Beat the Odds sponsor or purchasing tickets to an upcoming event, please contact Marlena Lanham-Tracy or (202) 662-3538.
With the involvement of parents, families, and the community, this highly effective program fosters in children a "love of learning" and empowers them to make a difference in their communities and nation.
The CDF Action Council is a social welfare organization under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code and may pursue educational, lobbying and some limited partisan activities on behalf of children.
Contributions to the CDF Action Council are NOT tax-deductible.