The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® Program and Teach For America Partner to Provide Unique Professional Development Opportunity for Black Educators

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® program and Teach For America’s (TFA) Black Educators Promise program are collaborating on a new initiative, the Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute Professional Development Seminar, to bring high-quality professional development programming to Black educators in the American South. The Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute Professional Development Seminar will provide high-quality, literacy-rich, and engaging teacher training seminars to ten TFA Black Educators Promise (BEP) fellows over a year-long program. The six seminars will be based around six foundational teaching principles of “I can make a difference in myself, my family, my community, my country, and the world, with hope, education, and action”.