Sponsor a CDF Freedom Schools® Site

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Getting Started

Step 1
Review the CDF Freedom Schools video

Step 2
Attend CDF Freedom Schools Informational Meeting

To learn more about the application and process to be an official CDF Freedom Schools partner, please email us at freedomschools@childrensdefense.org. The 2023-2024 CDF Freedom Schools Informational Meeting will be on August 24, 2023.

Step 3
Submit a CDF Freedom Schools Application

The CDF Freedom Schools application cycle is now closed.

The 2023-2024 CDF Freedom Schools application will be open on August 7, 2023.

Step 4
Review the CDF Freedom Schools Calendar

Abbreviated program operations calendar

August 2022

2023 Application Release
August 15, 2022

September 2022

Virtual Application Informational Session
September 8, 2022, 5:30-6:30 PM ET
Register for the session here

2023 CDF Freedom Schools Sponsor Application Deadline
September 19, 2022

October 2022

2023 CDF Freedom Schools Application Review & Response 
Application Interviews Conducted & Final Acceptance Notifications Sent Out

January 2023

Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute: Executive Director and Project Director Orientation & Training
January 20-22, 2023
(In-person at CDF Haley Farm)

March 2023

Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute: Site Coordinator Orientation & Training
March 23-36, 2023
(Virtual Training Session)

June 2023

Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute: National Training
June 1-4, 2023
(In-person at CDF Haley Farm)

Benefits to Becoming a CDF Freedom Schools® Sponsor