Every movement needs a home. CDF Haley Farm is the home to our Leave No Child Behind movement.
CDF Haley Farm is a vibrant training ground and place for spiritual renewal and intergenerational, interdisciplinary, interfaith and interracial communication to prepare new leaders for children and families in poverty.
Movement building requires persistence. It is hard work, often lonely or discouraging. CDF Haley Farm is a place to revive our spirits, listen deeply, learn from those who know struggle first-hand, exchange ideas, develop new strategies, equip ourselves for justice-work and leave renewed and ready to continue working to improve the lives of children.
Movement building requires that we know where we’ve been to understand where we are and how we should chart the way forward so that every child has a life of freedom, justice, and dignity. CDF Haley Farm connects young leaders and activists with the courageous heritage of the struggle for freedom. It is an incubator of nonviolent direct action organizing, connecting freedom movements from abolition to civil rights to dismantling the Cradle to Prison Pipeline. At CDF Haley Farm we are immersed in this history, whether hearing first-hand from movement leaders or engaging in conversation on the porch in one of the many rocking chairs bearing plaques memorializing or honoring historic icons and unsung heroes.
Movement building calls us to work across boundaries, build community, share a vision and amplify our voice. CDF Haley Farm is where policymakers, organizers, young people, servant leaders and others come to connect, brainstorm strategies and recharge their spiritual and physical batteries. Gathering across generation and geography, ethnicity and experience, faith and family structure, orientation and identity, race and religion, the people at CDF Haley Farm experience the beloved community Dr. King envisioned, which our work seeks to realize for every child. We invite you to visit this sacred space.