Freedom Schools

Freedom Schools

During the summer months, CD4AP provides a Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program. CDF Freedom Schools is a National, literacy-education movement, impacting the lives of children across the nation by cultivating a love of reading, encouraging high self-esteem, and offering amazing program opportunities.

Each summer, we serve  over 50 scholars in grades K-12 in the South Side area and beyond. We are thankful to our partners at Lincoln Park Elementary, who helped provide us with space for the program.

Staff members work with small groups with special focus on literacy enrichment, extended learning opportunities, academic enrichment, leadership and character development, homework help, STEM enrichment and arts enrichment. The CD4AP summer program is offered at no cost to families and provide healthy meals and snacks for each participating child.

Email Darlene Scheid, CDF All People Program Director, at for additional information.

View the 2018 All People CDF Freedom Schools enrollment flier!!

Enrollment for 2018 All People Freedom Schools is Open!