Child Tax Credit: Commonly Asked Questions

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sure every child in America has what they need to thrive.

Participate in the 2021 Children's Sabbaths® Celebration

Participate in the 2021 Children’s Sabbaths® Celebration

The multi-faith Children’s Sabbaths weekend (October 15-17) engages places of worship across the country in making a difference in the lives of children.

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Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson at Historic Riverside Church

Save the date: We’ll livestream Dr. Wilson’s Children’s Sabbaths sermon on Sunday, October 17 at 10:45 AM ET.

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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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