The James Lawson Freedom School, established and led by Resurrected Community Development Corporation (RCDC) serves underrepresented communities in the Lehigh Valley. Freedom Schools empower school-aged children and young adults to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves and in their families, communities, country and world with hope, education and action.
Thanks to Congresswoman Susan Wild, $575,000 in Community Project Funding was awarded to RCDC Freedom School for team training, program fees and support technology to enhance the program. This funding ensures a continuous, high-quality summer learning program will be available to our children. Two new programs will launch at Muhlenberg College and Shiloh Baptist Church and its Easton location at Christ Lutheran Church have expanded.
To elevate and grow the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools program to reach more students throughout the Lehigh Valley, Resurrected Community Development Corporation created the Lehigh Valley Freedom School Partnership. The Partnership looks forward to their second summer program launching on June 20th.