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

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  • Beat the Odds Awards Celebration

    Join us for the 23rd annual Beat the Odds Awards Celebration! Click here for more information.

  • Ending Child Poverty Now

    Learn how we can #EndChildPovertyNow. Read the report.

  • Thanks to those who supported us on Give to the Max Day!

    Thank you to the generous donors who contributed nearly $4,500 on Give to the Max Day to join us in standing up for Minnesota children! As we say at our Freedom Schools: Good job, good job! 

  • 2014 MN KIDS COUNT Data Book

    On Monday, October 27 Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota released this year's KIDS COUNT Data Book, "Budgeting for Better Child Outcomes." Learn more about the data book and RSVP to a KIDS COUNT Coffee event near you!

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