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CDF Freedom Schools Open for Summer in St. Louis

on Monday, 22 May 2017. Posted in Community Connections with Jade Harrell, Recently Added


Jade Harrell with Alex Stallings, Executive Director, Deaconess CDF Freedom Schools


THREE NEW Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools® will open in June. (June 19th, 2017)


CDF Freedom Schools are intergenerational, culturally competent summer literacy programs, built on literacy, leadership and social advocacy. The curriculum is rooted in Civil Rights Movement’s Freedom Summer and was originally conceived and proposed by Charles Cobb, a UCC college student.


The FREE 6-Week program provides empowerment, daily meals and activities, including field trips. Program Day: 8AM-5PM.



Hope United Church of Christ (K-5)
6273 Eichelberger St,
St. Louis, MO 63109


Peace United Church of Christ (K-2)
204 East Lockwood Avenue
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119


Saint John's Church (The Beloved Community) [K-5]
4136 North Grand Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63107


VISIT www.deaconess.org under the Community Engagement tab to learn more and ENROLL today.


The CDF Freedom Schools model incorporates the totality of the Children's Defense Fund's mission by fostering environments that support children and young adults to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference Site coordinators and project directors are also trained by CDF to provide supervision and administrative oversight.


The program provides an exciting Integrated Reading Curriculum (IRC) including carefully chosen developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant books. The model curriculum supports children and families around five essential components.


- See more at: http://www.childrensdefense.org/programs/freedomschools/

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