Changing the system to better serve our children takes time—and there are children across America who can’t wait. Our programs work to change the odds for children right now.
For more than 45 years, the Children’s Defense Fund has been equipping new generations of advocates for children. We work directly with children and youth to empower them to excel and make a difference in their own lives and in their communities. We engage and train young leaders, faith communities, and local activists to seek justice for children. Every day, we build on our decades-long legacy by empowering communities, advocates, and children themselves to create the change our children urgently need.
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