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Cynthia Graham Hurd Fund for Reading and Literacy

In honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd, a dearly missed book lover, this fund has been created for FSP. Click here to learn more.


Freedom School Partners Makes a Difference!

  • • Literacy
  • • Social Emotional Skills
  • • Connection
  • • Leadership
  • • Community

Our community challenge: Every child has the potential to succeed; not every child has the opportunity.

The Freedom School Partners solution: Freedom School Partners gives children three fundamental resources needed to develop their potential: 1. Literacy skills 2. Social Emotional skills needed to make good decisions and 3. A community that believes in them. Freedom Schools Partners’ impact extends to transform college student interns into advocates for children and inspire them to be future leaders, and to deepen the community’s investment in children.

Our programs: Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® programs are six-week summer literacy and character building programs led by college student interns. Freedom School Partners serves children who most need and yet can least afford summer learning opportunities. We believe in children, so children will believe in themselves.