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27th annual CDF Proctor Institute

Join us: From July 19-22, 2021, this year’s CDF Proctor Institute will again be held virtually to ensure it is safe for all.

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The State of Americas 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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“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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