Introducing our new President & CEO:
Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson

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Starsky Wilson

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

Children & Families Desperately Need COVID-19 Relief

Take Action: Children & Families Need COVID-19 Relief Now

Tell the Senate they can’t recess without passing more relief for families who desperately need it.

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Jacob Blake & the Violence Against Children

We will continue to demand accountability and systemic change on behalf of Black children and families across this country.

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Jacob Blake & the Violence Against Children

COVID-19 Resources for Families

Find the tools and information you need to keep your family safe and secure.

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COVID-19 Resources for Families
Donate to the Children in Crisis Fund

Donate to the Children in Crisis Fund

Ensure the needs of children and families are met with urgency as our nation confronts the parallel crises of systemic racism and COVID-19.


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

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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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