During Summer 2021, CDF Freedom Schools® in Minnesota continued to meet the needs of the community by providing safe, culturally relevant programming & resources to scholars & their families amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
As COVID has upended our communities and families, Minnesota state and local leaders have responded with urgency and creativity. We at CDF-MN are ready to work with policymakers to continue the extraordinary leadership and vital investments in families necessary to meet this moment.
We know that significant investments in working families and their children pay off for both them and our state. As we move through this moment of acute crisis, we lift up our shared values and use them as a guide for what comes next.
We stand in solidarity with our community today. The horrific killing of George Floyd at the hands of members of the Minneapolis Police Department is a shocking and painful reminder of how systems are often designed to hurt Black and brown people.