For Our Children

CDF President and CEO Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson shares his thoughts on the issues most crucial to advancing the well-being of our nation’s children and youth.

Latest Articles

  • For Our Children: Honoring Juneteenth by Asserting the Freedom to Read 

    On June 19, 1865, Union troops delivered the news to enslaved people in Galveston, TX, that they were free. But this “news” wasn’t exactly new.…

  • Child Welfare

    For Our Children – Unleashing the Joy: CDF’s Pursuit of Child Well-being

    Ten years ago this year, Ramesh Raghavan and Anna Alexandrova published research on child development in a scholarly article entitled, Toward a Theory of Child Well-Being. In the article, they document historical conceptualizations of child well-being, a policy history of the notion of child well-being, methods, and implications for measuring well-being, and–after reviewing several theories–posit one for adoption in the field. …

  • Service Announcements

    For Our Children: “We Are Ever Bound in Community.”

    It is a busy time for Children’s Defense Fund! Last week, we kicked off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of our founding. We rejoiced with a Celebration of Joy at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.…

  • Child Welfare

    For Our Children: A Day of Service

    Mrs. Edelman’s work these last five decades embodies all we hold dear at Children’s Defense Fund. She committed herself to making sure every child, no matter their background, would have the opportunity to live their lives with dignity, hope, and joy.…

Dr. Starsky Wilson speaks into a microphone.

Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson

Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson is president and CEO of Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and CDF Action Council.

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