The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) has developed and sustained long-term national and regional partnerships with mission- and value-aligned organizations who address underlying community issues impacting the most critical needs of children, especially those living in underserved communities. We partner through our programming, policy work, and/or movement building strategies to help advance initiatives focused on making a difference in the communities we serve. These collaborative and powerful partnerships are vital to our work to end child poverty, invest in our children and young people through education and leadership development, and engage and empower our children and families to unlock their confidence to make a meaningful difference in their communities and the world.
Jack and Jill of America
Jack and Jill of America is an organization primarily composed of African-American mothers who are committed to making a difference in their community and across the country. Our partnership, which spans Jack and Jill’s 252 chapters throughout the U.S., enables us to reach more children and teens through advocacy and literacy initiatives that promote the interests of children.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization of predominantly Black, college-educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. Through our partnership with over 200,000 women and 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters, we build on our decades-long legacy of empowering communities by enriching and enhancing the lives of Black youth
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. membership includes more than 100,000 college-educated, dynamic, community service driven, diverse, and professional women. CDF partners with their 800 chapters to promote literacy initiatives and to distribute culturally relevant books to children and youth.
Chums, Inc. facilitates women meeting in friendship and fun to promote civic, cultural, educational, and social improvement. The organization also enriches the lives of children by helping them develop their intellectual, moral, emotional, physical, and social potential. Our long-standing partnership has enabled CDF to strengthen our commitment to serve youth and our communities through literacy initiatives and youth leadership development programs.
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