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CDF Freedom Schools® Program

The CDF Freedom Schools program provides summer and after-school enrichment that helps children and youth fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning.

Children and youth are taught using a model curriculum that supports children and families around five essential components: high quality academic enrichment; parent and family involvement; civic engagement and social action; intergenerational leadership development; and nutrition, health and mental health.

  

                 

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In 2013, CDF-California will partner with various organizations to provide exceptional summer programming for over 1,000 children and youth. To enroll a child in the program, or to work for any of the CDF Freedom Schools, please contact the host organization directly. See the list of partners below.

Host organization:
Agape International Spiritual Center
Location:
Agape Spiritual Center
Culver City, CA 90230
Dates of operation: 
06/17 - 07/26
Contact: 
Lisa E. Watson
Phone: 661-381-7644
Email: mlewatson@sbcglobal.net

Host Organization
Community Coalition
Location:
James A. Foshay Learning Center
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Dates of operation:
07/01 - 08/09
Contact: 
Aurea Montes-Rodriguez
Phone: 323-750-9087
Email: aurea@cocosouthla.org

Host organization:
First Community Development Corporation
Location:
First Church of God
Inglewood, CA 90305
Dates of operation: 
6/24 - 8/02
Contact:
Arna Fulcher 
Phone: 323-600-1223
Email: afulcher@firstchurchofgod.com

Host organization
FNCF Community Development Corporation
Location:
First New Christian Fellowship
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Dates of operation:
07/8 - 08/16
Contact:
Loretta Ryals-Johnson
Phone: 323-756-2541
Email: LorettaRyals@aol.com

Host Organization:
Mt. Erie Christian Academy (MECA)
Location:
Mt. Erie Christian Academy
San Diego, CA 92113
Dates of operation:
07/01 -08/09
Contact:
Kaylin Wells
Phone: 619-263-1914
Email: mteriedirector@aol.com

Host organization:
Miguel Contreras Foundation 
and UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education
Location:
Miguel Contreras Learning Center
Los Angeles, CA 
Dates of operation:
06/24 - 07/29
Contact:
Sofia Campos, Fabiola Inzunza
212.480.4155 x 213
sofia.campos@ucla.edu, fabiola.inzunza@ucla.edu 

Host Organization:
Read Lead
Program locations:
Cal State Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA 90747

Hellen Keller Elementary
Lynwood, CA  90262 
Dates of operation:
Carson:    7/2 - 8/10
Lynwood: 7/10- 8/24
Contact:
Cassandra Chase
Phone: 310.893.0899
Email: cassandra.c.chase@gmail.com

Host organization:
Stephen S. Wise Temple
Program location:
Stephen S. Wise Temple
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Dates of operation:
06/17 -07/26
Contact:
Jennifer Smith
Phone: 310-889-2265
Email: jsmith@wisela.org

Host organization:
Pasadena Unified School District
Program locations:
Pasadena 
Dates of operation:
06/10 - 07/19
Contact:
Dr. Denise Collier
Phone: 626-396-3614
Email: dcollier@pusd.us

Host organization:
Success in Challenges, Inc.
Program location:
Starr King Elementary
Dates of operation:
07/01 - 08/09
Contact:
Paula Wood
Phone: 909-607-0439
Email: paulaboonewood@yahoo.com

Host organization:
LightWave Education
Location:
Central Church
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Dates of operation:
06/24 - 08/02
Contact:
Lisa E. Wason
Phone: 661-381-7644
Email: mlewatson@sbcglobal.net

Host organization:
Lincoln Child Center
Locations:
Frick Middle School
West Oakland Middle School
Oakland, CA
Dates of operation:
06/17 - 07/26
Contact:
Macheo Payne
Phone: 510-531-3111 ext. 106
Email: macheopayne@lincolnchildcenter.org

Host organization:
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Location: 
Camp Miller High School
Malibu, CA 90265 

Camp Afflerbaugh High School
La Verne, CA 91750 
Dates of operation:
06/24 - 07/29
Contact:
Dr. Cuauhtemoc Avila

 

For more information on CDF-CA Freedom Schools, contact Saira G. Soto at (213) 355-8793 or ssoto@childrensdefense.org.

 

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