2022 Proctor Institute July 18-21

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2022 Proctor Institute July 18-21

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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Celebrating Judge Jackson’s Confirmation

Judge Jackson’s historic confirmation will have ripple effects for Black women, youth, and girls around the nation.

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Celebrating Judge Jackson's Confirmation

Youth Voices Films

Get inspired by watching five impactful stories, told through film, by CDF’s Youth Voices fellows.

Youth Voices Films
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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