CDF Freedom Schools® – Washington, D.C.

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We are hiring!

Apply to for an open position in our D.C-based CDF Freedom Schools® after-school program today!

Are you a D.C.-based college student or recent college grad who’s passionate about working with young people? Apply to be a Servant Leader, Site Coordinator, or Project Director with T.H.E. Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools after-school programs! We’re seeking servant leaders for our after-school program at Mary H. Plummer Elementary School and Kelly Miller Middle School in Ward 7.

Duties and qualifications for each position can be found in the job descriptions below. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Submit your application today by clicking the “Apply Now” button below!

For more information or questions, please contact Joy Masha, Program Administrator, at jmasha@childrensdefense.org​.

Servant Leader
Site Coordinator
Project Director
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Learn more about CDF Freedom Schools – D.C.

We serve children and families after school and during the summer months at CDF-approved DC Public Schools. Currently, there are multiple D.C.-based CDF Freedom Schools sites:

  1. Lawrence E. Boone Elementary (Ward 8)
  2. Mary H. Plummer Elementary (Ward 7)
  3. Kelly Miller Middle School (Ward 7)
  4. JC Nalle Community School (Ward 7)
  5. Excel Academy Public School (Ward 8)
  6. Social Justice School (Ward 5)
  7. DC Dream Center (Ward 7)

Through the CDF Freedom Schools model, we empower youth to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, country and world with hope, education and action.

The CDF Freedom Schools program enhances children’s motivation to read and makes them feel good about learning by exposing them to a research-based curriculum featuring culturally relevant books. At the same time, the program connects families to the right resources in their communities. What sets the CDF Freedom Schools program apart is a focus on enriching the whole child, meaning students and families enrolled in our programming will have access to:

  • High quality academic enrichment through our research-based, multicultural social justice and conflict-resolution curriculum known as the Integrated Reading Curriculum (IRC).
  • Parent and family development through weekly parent meetings, frequent family check-ins, engagement opportunities, competitions, and more!
  • Civic engagement and social action through lessons about social action and participation in our National Day of Social Action (NDSA) during which all CDF Freedom Schools students nationwide participate in a collective action to bring about social change.
  • Nutrition, health and mental health through sharing knowledge and resources for accessing food, mental health care and other basic needs.

For more information or questions, please contact Joy Masha, Program Administrator at jmasha@childrensdefense.org​.

Measuring Success

We are proud to share yearly accomplishments of our D.C. CDF Freedom Schools program: (1) Program Impact Report (2) Program Evaluation. Click the buttons below to open each report.

2021–22 Impact Report
2021 Evaluation