The CDF Freedom Schools® Model
Rooted in the Mississippi Freedom Summer project of 1964, the CDF Freedom Schools program is a six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment program designed to serve children and youth in grades K–12 in communities where quality academic enrichment programming is limited, too expensive, or non-existent. By partnering with schools, faith and community-based organizations, municipalities, colleges and universities, and juvenile detention facilities, we are able to offer this program in these communities at no-cost.
CDF- New York Freedom Schools Contact
Acting Executive Director
Children’s Defense Fund-New York
815 2nd Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017