Just released: The State of America’s Children® 2021
The Children’s Defense Fund is fighting to make
sure every child in America has what they need to thrive.
What the American Rescue Plan means for children and families
Answers to common questions about the 2021 American Rescue Plan and child allowance.
365 Days of Impact
How the CDF community helped children reach their full potential in 2020.
The case for permanently expanding the Child Tax Credit
The one-year expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) is projected to cut child poverty nearly in half. Read more about CDF’s recommendation to expand the CTC.
COVID-19 Resources for Families
Find the tools and information you need to keep your family safe and secure.
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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