Join us in the fight to make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent
The Children’s Defense Fund is fighting to make
sure every child in America has what they need to thrive.
Summer 2021 with CDF Freedom Schools
It’s a movement, a family, and a celebration.
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.
Donate in Honor of a Graduate
Honor an exceptional graduate with a gift to help give every child in America the chance to pursue their dreams.
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.
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