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Meet our Partners

The Children’s Defense Fund holds collaborations and strategic partnerships with corporations, businesses and organizations that our commitment to advancing social justice, fighting inequities and improving conditions for all children, especially Black and Brown children who are disproportionately impacted.

CDF Freedom School® Partners

Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac supports DC Freedom Schools serving students living in Ward 7. Dedicated Freddie Mac employees participate in activities that engage students’ critical thinking and life skills development.

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South Carolina Department of Education funds CDF Freedom Schools serving Pre-K – 8th-grade students in the Bennettsville and Marlboro County—the birthplace of CDF Freedom Schools.

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Nordstrom supports CDF Freedom Schools across the nation in our efforts to increase K-12th-grade students’ interest, proficiency and motivation to read and learn.

Regal Cinemas supports our annual CDF Freedom Schools National Training, which prepares, inspires and equips 1,500 college students to facilitate CDF Freedom schools across the nation.

Pilot Company

Pilot Company provided critical support for CDF Freedom Schools in our efforts to pivot to a 100% virtual learning environment at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s support of CDF Freedom Schools has helped increase the number of Freedom School programs operated, as well as the number of students served.

DC Government

The D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education funds DC Freedom Schools offering after school and summer programming to students in Wards 7 & 8.

Business Affinity Partners


In June 2020, Akris introduced four variations of masks in in-store and on, and will donate 50% of sales proceeds to the Children’s Defense Fund.

Lasting Smiles

In August 2020 Lasting Smiles Lip Care announced its give-back program, and will donate 50% of its ecommerce sales to the Children’s Defense Fund.