DACA is Not Enough

Our elected officials have failed to deliver on years of promises to secure permanent protection.

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

Child Tax Credit Resources

Child Tax Credit Resources

We’ve compiled everything you need to know about the Child Tax Credit expansion and what it means for your family.

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Protect Children, Not Guns

In our collective moral outrage, the Children’s Defense Fund and our supporters call for action.

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Protect children, not guns

Sponsor a CDF Freedom School® Site in Your Community!

Learn more about how to become an official CDF Freedom Schools partner.

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Sponsor a CDF Freedom School® Site in Your Community!
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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