Dear Lord be good to me. The sea is so wide and my boat is so small

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  • Beat the Odds 2015

    Thank you to all who attended our 23rd annual Beat the Odds celebration and congratulations to this year's honorees.

  • Be Inspired!

    You won’t want to miss these Great Preachers and Leaders. Register now!

  • Child Care Policy Brief

    CDF-MN released a policy brief titled Child Care: A Two Generational Approach to Economic Security to show the need for increased investment in affordable child care. Children, working parents and businesses benefit when child care is more affordable and accessible to low and moderate income families. Full Brief. Press Release.

  • Ending Child Poverty Now

    Learn how we can #EndChildPovertyNow. Read the report.

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