We are fighting nonstop to make children’s voices heard.

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We are fighting nonstop to make children's voices heard

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

Introducing our new President & CEO

Introducing our new President & CEO

We are thrilled to announce the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson as our next President and CEO.

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What SCOTUS Means for Children

Learn more about how upcoming Supreme Court decisions will impact the health, safety, and well-being of children.

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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

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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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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