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Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)

The mission of CDF is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. The executive director, Marion Wright Edelman, is the author of the “Act to Leave No Child Behind” adopted by the U.S. government. CDF provides a voice for all children in the nation through policy reform and implementation strategies and efforts. This website provides links for services and legislative policy related to CDF’s mission.Information includes access to research on policies affecting children and youth

  • Entry Type: Organization/Agency
  • Audience For Entry: Professionals
  • Service Area: National
  • Population Served: (Youth) Disconnected Youth, (Youth) Economically Disadvantaged, (Youth) with Physical Disabilities, (Youth) with Developmental Disabilities, (Youth) with Learning Disabilities, Professionals
  • Services Offered To Youth:
  • Services Offered To Professionals: Professional Development
  • Services Offered To Families:
  • Subjects: Comprehensive Approch, Youth Development, Career Preparation, Youth Leadership, Community Services and Support, Policy, Poverty
  • Systems Addressed: Mental Health, Child Welfare
  • Resource Types Offered: Publications, Web links, Research