Why policymakers must consider housing needs in addressing children’s health disparities

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CDF Freedom Schools® Banned Books We Love

CDF Freedom Schools® Banned Books We Love

March is National Reading Month! Enjoy these beloved CDF Freedom Schools books, which are banned in schools and libraries around the country.

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Register now for 2023 Proctor Institute

Join us July 17–20 on CDF Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, TN, for the 29th Annual Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry.

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CDF Freedom Schools® in D.C. is Hiring!

Now accepting applications for Servant Leaders and Site Coordinators at our 2023 CDF Freedom Schools summer program in Washington, D.C.

CDF Freedom Schools® in D.C. is Hiring!

CDF-Ohio Testifies to Oppose Senate Bill 1

Senate Bill 1 seeks to reform the State Board of Education and its functions and educational responsibilities.

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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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