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About CDF Freedom Schools

Through the CDF Freedom Schools® model, we empower youth to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, country, and world with hope, education, and action.

The CDF Freedom Schools program provides summer and after-school enrichment through a research-based and multicultural model, reaching children and youth in 30 states and more than 100 American cities. 

For Scholars:

This program supports K-12 scholars and their families through five essential components: 

  • high-quality academic and character-building enrichment; 
  • parent and family involvement; 
  • civic engagement and social action; 
  • intergenerational servant leadership development; 
  • and nutrition, health, and mental health services.

Students also receive two nutritious meals and a snack daily, as well as a book each week to build their home libraries.

For Young Adults:

We believe in an intergenerational leadership model. That’s why our program is staffed primarily by college students and recent college graduates. 

Through the CDF Freedom Schools program, young adults all across the country learn about education, movement-building, and children’s policy and are given opportunities to help build the next generation of scholars and leaders.

Find a CDF Freedom Schools® Site

In Texas, you can find CDF Freedom Schools at eight different sites across five Texas cities:

  • Houston,

  • Austin,

  • Dallas,

  • Galveston,

  • and Marshall. 

Get Involved!

From being a Read Aloud Guest to engaging in a summer of service, there are many ways to support your local CDF Freedom Schools site! Contact us today to learn how to can get involved.

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Cecilia Joseph

Director of Operations

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Clarissa Webb

Youth Programs Coordinator

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