Upcoming CDF Events
June 4, 2013
On June 4, 2013 CDF-Texas will celebrate its 14th annual Beat the Odds awards in Houston. The event will honor the extraordinary achievements of five high school seniors who have overcome tremendous challenges in life to achieve academic success and demonstrate leadership.
June 24, 2013
During the 2013 symposium, policymakers, practitioners and advocates will focus on the latest research, strategies and college- and career-readiness models aimed at creating high schools where opportunities for Black males prevail. The purpose is to highlight the unique challenges facing these young men and to examine the most effective practices schools and communities should adopt in order to help close achievement gaps as well as foster college and career success.
07/15/13 - 07/19/13
The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry provides five days of spiritual renewal, continuing education, inter-generational movement-building workshops, and networking as Christians from across the denominational spectrum explore how their Christian faith calls them into ministries of child advocacy and guides, shapes, and sustains them in their work with and for children.
Past CDF Events
05/17/13 - 05/17/13
The Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota (CDF-MN) will hold our annual Beat the Odds® event on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. CDF’s Minnesota office will award scholarships to four high school seniors from Minneapolis and St. Paul who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and have given back to their communities.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Judy Ham, (651) 855-1179 or email@example.com.
01/26/13 - 01/26/13
Join CDF and a grassroots group of concerned mothers, grandmothers, brothers, sisters, and children of all ages for a march to demand that Congress protect children, not guns.
Please plan to meet us at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday at the Children’s Defense Fund office at 25 E St. NW in Washington, D.C. Our office is a few blocks from Union Station. From there we will proceed to meet the larger group marching at 10:30 a.m. at the Capital Reflecting Pool on 3rd St. NW. The march will then progress down Constitution Ave., ending in a rally with speeches and music at the Washington Monument NE quadrant.
RSVP on our website to receive email updates http://www.childrensdefense.org/gunmarch
12/11/12 - 12/11/12
The Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDF-NY) will hold our annual Beat the Odds® event on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the New York Athletic Club located at 180 Central Park South in New York City from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. CDF’s New York Office will award five high school seniors who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and have given back to their communities.
December 6, 2012
Sponsored by: CDF-California
This heartfelt event on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Beverly Hills Hotel at 6:30 p.m. will introduce five incredible Los Angeles high school students whose stories of strength and triumph will make the 22nd Annual Los Angeles Beat the Odds Awards Gala one of the most genuinely inspiring events in Los Angeles.
November 16, 2012
On November 16, 2012, CDF-Texas will celebrate its second annual Beat the Odds awards in Dallas at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel. The luncheon recognizes the achievements of five outstanding high school seniors who will each receive college scholarships.
November 15, 2012
Sponsored by: Children's Defense Fund
The Children’s Defense Fund will hold the 2012 Beat the Odds awards ceremony to celebrate and honor five inspiring young people from the Washington, D.C., area with a scholarship to attend college.
10/19/12 - 10/21/12
The National Observance of Children's Sabbaths weekend unites thousands of religious communities across the nation in celebrating our children. This annual, multi-faith holiday provides the opportunity for communities of faith to strengthen existing efforts for children, discover new opportunities, and respond to the Divine mandate to nurture, protect, and advocate for all children.
10/16/12 - 10/18/12
The Children’s Defense Fund’s Louisiana office is hosting its annual Cradle to Prison Pipeline® Campaign Summit for leading child advocates, clergy leaders, youth activists, social workers, parents and the community.
07/22/12 - 07/25/12
July 22-25, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Today, 16.4 million children in the United States live in poverty. Nearly one in four children under the age of five is poor. Together we can and must do better. Join the Children’s Defense Fund as we gather leading experts to present the latest research and best practices to close the gap between what we know works for children and what we do in practice.