2020 marks the 25th year that children will learn and grow at Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® across the country. We’re taking this opportunity to celebrate and express our extreme gratitude for just a few of the people and communities who serve as the backbone of the CDF Freedom Schools movement. We owe everything to their passion, dedication, and hard work.
For 23 years, the Kansas City CDF Freedom Schools program assessed students’ reading skills each year and utilized the carefully designed CDF Freedom Schools curriculum to target areas in need of improvement.
Roberts Family Development Center (RFDC), founded by Derrell Roberts and his wife Tina Roberts, currently runs four CDF Freedom Schools sites in the Sacramento, California area. The program serves approximately 640 largely low-income students.