Building a Movement for Youth
We believe in the power of young voices to drive transformative change. We’re fueled by our belief in youth as changemakers, and through advocacy, community partnership, and united effort, we amplify their agency. This movement animates young leaders to tap into their power and share a future where they thrive.
Together, we’re shaping a world where every young person’s journey is marked by dignity, hope, and joy.
Comprising former CDF staff, program participants, and volunteers, our alumni network is devoted to nurturing relationships that bolster our collective mission and values centered around child and youth well-being.Learn More
Black Student Leadership Network
CDF’s Black Student Leadership Network develops a pipeline of Black servant leaders, from pre-K through college, who guide us toward a future where young people are provided every opportunity to thrive.Learn More
Youth Voices Storytelling Fellowship
The Youth Voices Storytelling Fellowship activates young people who have navigated economic hardships to bring their experiences to light.Learn More
Hosted annually on the sacred grounds of Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, TN, the Hall-Proctor Institute refreshes and renews faith leaders to continue the hard, hopeful, sacred work of pursuing justice for children and ending child poverty.Learn More
Alex Haley Farm
At CDF’s Alex Haley Farm, justice thrives in diverse spaces. Here, we offer spaces to convene, learn, and gather. Explore these transformative spaces that nurture growth and inspire justice.Explore the Farm
Faith Communities in Action
Children’s Sabbaths® Celebration
The multi-faith National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths® weekend engages places of worship across the country in focusing prayers, worship, education programs, and action on learning more about the urgent problems facing our nation’s children.Learn More