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Tara Alexis McCoy

Children's Defense Fund

Tara Alexis McCoy, M.Ed., Director of Program and Training Initiatives for CDF Freedom Schools, is a native of Philadelphia and a product of the Children’s Defense Fund and the CDF Freedom Schools program, having served in many capacities, including high school student, Servant Leader Intern, Site Coordinator, Project Director, Ella Baker Trainer, and CDF Freedom Schools National Office staff member. She truly believes in the power of community and that every child deserves an equitable start in life with the help of caring adults! She credits her compassion and heart for social justice to her faith and recognition of Christ as the first advocate against injustice!