Children's Defense Fund Analysis

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The Children’s Defense Fund (2015) is set out to “ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation” (para. 4).
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) has awarded scholarship on behalf of students showing academic excellence through its Beat the Odds program. Beat the Odds recognizes students that are faced with hardships and otherwise would never be able to afford or attend a higher educational institution. By the individual students’ willingness to thrive regardless of their difficulties, Beat the Odds awards them with scholarships and supports them throughout their endeavors to become leaders.
Beat the Odds has established itself in six cities across the United States and is showing students facing problems of adversity that there is someone out there that will help them stay in school when the odds are against
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The Children’s Defense Fund was faced with much adversity and discrimination when it was founded during the Civil Right Movement. Marian Wright Edelman, the founder of the CDF was the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar. She committed her entire life fighting for a solution to poverty as well as discrimination. The CDF faced other challenges like standing up to the leaders of the United States in order to create policy reforms that help protect funding for programs that have a direct effect on children.
In conclusion, the CDF is committed to making the world a better place by starting with our children, as they are our future, by providing support through educational programs, budget reforms, and many other social
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