Apply to Serve
The CDF Freedom Schools® program is committed to training, connecting and nurturing a team of young leaders dedicated to service and advocacy on behalf of children.
Join a community of over 17,000 trained Servant Leaders. Explore our interactive map and contact a program to apply to serve.
Serve at a CDF Freedom Schools site
Explore our current program locations through our interactive map.
Contact the CDF Freedom Schools programs that interest you.
Complete and application and hiring process with that program directly.
Attend all required CDF-led training meetings.
Please note: CDF does not hire program-specific staff or facilitate the staff application process. Interested applicants must contact a program directly to apply.
Go Further – Become An Ella Baker Trainer
Each year, exceptional Servant Leader Interns are selected as Ella Baker Trainers (EBTs) to lead the Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institutes, provide technical support for new sites and teach Servant Leader Interns how to deliver key program components. EBTs can train in the CDF Freedom Schools program officially for 5 years, but many commit a lifetime of service to their communities.
2021 Ella Baker Trainer Information Session & Application Deadline
Join us on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 4:00pm EDT to learn more about the Ella Baker Trainer Service Opportunity and its application and selection process. You can reserve your spot in the information session by registering here. All applications are due no later than Sunday, October 18, 2020. Prior to applying please review the 2021 EBT Application Components document as well as the Ella Baker Trainer Service Description.