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Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald

Southern Regional Director

Children's Defense Fund

HQ Phone:  (202) 628-8787

Direct Phone: (601) ***-****direct phone

Email: o***@***.org

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Children's Defense Fund

25 E Street

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20001

United States

Company Description

CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor children, children of color, and those with disabilities. CDF educates the n...more

Background Information

Employment History

Southern Regional Director

Mississippi Center for Justice


President

Rural Development Leadership Network


Regional Administrator

Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative


Affiliations

Mississippi Head Start Association

Board Member


Mississippi Children's Museum

Board Member


Global Women's Action Network

Member


State Children's Welfare Coalition

Member


Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State

Board Member


The Center for Education Innovation

Board Member


The Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Member


Women's Foundation

Board Member


WFGM

Board Member


The John C. Stennis Institute of Government

Advisory Board Member


Education

Luther Branson Elementary School


Piney Woods Country Life School


Bachelor of Arts

Sociology

Tougaloo College


Individualized Master of Arts

Community Development

Antioch University Midwest


Web References(179 Total References)


Special education too often leads to jail | Mississippi Center for Justice

www.mscenterforjustice.org [cached]

"Young people who generally end up in trouble were not prepared from the beginning educationally," said Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald, director of the Children's Defense Fund's Southern Regional Office.
A 2013 report by the Minneapolis-based PACER Center, a parent training center, warned that one of the biggest reasons students end up in the corrections system is "school failure." Many kids across Mississippi also lack access to pre-kindergarten, meaning they may start behind academically, socially, and emotionally, and can miss a critical time period to identify disabilities and begin treatment. Only about 17 percent of children under 5 in Mississippi receive a screening for developmental or behavioral problems, compared to the national average of about 31 percent. "Early education and nurturing is absolutely critical," said Fitzgerald.


Nonprofits Call Upon Governor Bryant to Address Recent Race-Based Incidents in Mississippi | Mississippi Center for Justice

mscenterforjustice.org [cached]

Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald, Southern Regional Director


Staff bios

www.cdf-sro.org [cached]

Oleta Garett Fitzgerald is Director of the Children's Defense Fund's Southern Regional Office (CDF-SRO), and also serves as the Regional Administrator for the Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative for Economic & Social Justice (SRBWI).
Ms. Fitzgerald serves as a board member for the Mississippi Head Start Association, the Mississippi Children's Museum, the advisory committee for the Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University, and is a member of the State Children's Welfare Coalition and the Global Women's Action Network for Children. She also received honorary membership to Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration from Mississippi State University in 1999. Ms. Fitzgerald holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the proud mother of four children, Rashida, Yusef, Layla and Joi.


CDF Founder Says 'Devil In The Details' With Charter Schools

www.cdf-sro.org [cached]

"Whatever charter schools legislation gets passed, it still will not cover all the children who need a quality education," said Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald, director of the CDF's Southern Regional Office in Jackson.


Leadership Bios

www.childrensdefense.org [cached]

Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald
Southern Regional Director Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald is Director of the Children's Defense Fund's Southern Regional Office (CDF-SRO), and also serves as the Regional Administrator for the Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative for Economic & Social Justice (SRBWI). In 1982 Ms. Fitzgerald became a project director for the Southern Regional Council working with rural electric power customers in 12 southern states to increase minority representation on rural electric cooperative boards. Moving back to her native Mississippi, she served as former Congressman Mike Espy's District Director from the beginning of his first term in 1987 until she joined the Clinton for President Campaign in 1992. Before joining the Children's Defense Fund, Ms. Fitzgerald was appointed White House Liaison and Executive Assistant to then Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy by President Bill Clinton in January 1993. Ms. Fitzgerald serves as a board member for the Mississippi Head Start Association, the Mississippi Children's Museum, the advisory committee for the Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University, and is a member of the State Children's Welfare Coalition and the Global Women's Action Network for Children. She also received honorary membership to Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration from Mississippi State University in 1999. Ms. Fitzgerald holds a B.A. in sociology from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the proud mother of four children, Rashida, Yusef, Layla and Joi.


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