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Child Tax Credit: Commonly Asked Questions

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The Children’s Defense Fund is fighting to make
sure every child in America has what they need to thrive.

Our Partnership to Recruit and Sustain Black Educators

Our Partnership to Recruit and Sustain Black Educators

Learn more about our partnership with Teach For America which is bringing high-quality professional development programming to Black educators.

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Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson at Historic Riverside Church

Watch Dr. Wilson’s sermon at the Riverside Church from Sunday, October 17.

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Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson at Historic Riverside Church

Empowering students in rural Alabama

Read and view the incredible photos from this CDF Freedom School profiled by AL.com.

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Empowering students in rural Alabama
The State of America’s Children 2021

Report: The State of America’s Children® 2021

Our recent report and factsheets provide an overview of how children are faring to improve policies to ensure no child is left behind.

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The fight for children happens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Make a monthly gift today to ensure the needs of children remain front and center. With your support, we will continue fighting nonstop to make sure our children’s voices are heard in the halls of power.

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“One ultimate goal [of CDF Freedom Schools] is for kids to actually be excited about learning and see themselves in what they learn and see the power and potential that reading has in their lives.”

—Dr. Lakia M. Scott, Executive Director, Indian Spring Middle School, CDF Freedom Schools site, Waco, TX

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