Charlottesville Freedom School

  • Research Project

What We Do

Freedom Schools, an initiative of the Children’s Defense Fund, are rooted in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer project.  

Replicated in locations across the country, Freedom Schools offer a 6-week summer program aimed at developing K-12 students literacy skills through culturally relevant practices, community engagement, and civic engagement. 

Related Centers

  • Research Center


Youth-Nex is a trans-disciplinary center with a translational approach to scholarship and innovation that is central to its work. 

  • Research Center

Center for Race and Public Education in the South

We conduct and support research and scholarship on issues that lie at the intersection of race, education and schooling in the southern United States. 

Contact Us

Office Location

  • Ridley Hall, Rm. 204A