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2022-08-29T13:16:13-05:00

Children’s Defense Fund and Florida A&M University Awarded National Endowment for The Humanities Grant

August 19, 2022; Washington, D.C. — Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® program and Florida A&M University (FAMU) have been awarded a $175,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to conduct a two-week hybrid summer institute for educators entitled Centering Youth Agency in the Civil Rights Movement. 

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2022-03-10T11:54:13-05:00

Joint Statement from Coalition of Anti-Hunger, Education, Child, Nutrition, and Public Health Organizations Calling on Congress to Extend Child Nutrition Waivers

Since the beginning of the pandemic, our organizations have worked tirelessly to ensure that children have access to meals through the child nutrition programs. Together, we have called on Congress to extend the waiver authority for another school year to support children and families as they recover from the educational, health, and economic impacts of the pandemic.

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2022-03-29T08:48:57-05:00

2022 State of the Union Response from Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Biden welcomed and told the story of Joshua Davis, a 13-year-old from Virginia who lives with type 1 diabetes. The teen, celebrating his birthday with the entire nation, has been advocating for school safety and health since he was four years old. By turning the camera and conversation to the cost of care to keep him healthy, the president made the most significant symbolic gesture of the evening. He centered America’s children in the public policy debate. Now, we have to keep them there.

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2021-11-24T16:45:40-05:00

CDF Statement on Guilty Verdict in the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery

“President Biden’s framework brings us one step closer to a historic, essential, and long-overdue investment in our country’s children and families. We’re poised to boost families’ economic stability and reduce racial inequities in income, housing, education, and health care that harm Black and brown children every day. We appreciate the countless child advocates, parents, friends in the White House, and champions in Congress who have fought for decades to bring us to this point."

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2021-10-29T09:20:13-05:00

Children’s Defense Fund Responds to President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework

“President Biden’s framework brings us one step closer to a historic, essential, and long-overdue investment in our country’s children and families. We’re poised to boost families’ economic stability and reduce racial inequities in income, housing, education, and health care that harm Black and brown children every day. We appreciate the countless child advocates, parents, friends in the White House, and champions in Congress who have fought for decades to bring us to this point."

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2021-09-23T08:21:03-05:00

The Children’s Defense Fund-New York (CDF-NY) appoints Kercena A. Dozier as Executive Director

“Children’s Defense Fund‘s New York office has helped to set the progressive standard for advancing child well-being within our national organization and the broader children’s movement,” said Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, President & CEO, Children’s Defense Fund. “We are excited that its future will be guided by a leader as strong, committed and prepared as Kercena Dozier. I look forward to working with her and our extraordinary team members on the ground to make sure all children and youth in the Empire State thrive.”

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