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Ms. Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald

Wrong Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald?

Director CDF-SRO

Local Address: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street Nw
Washington D.C. , District of Columbia 20001
United States

Company Description: The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for 35 years to ensure a level playing field for all...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.A. , sociology
    Tougaloo College
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Among those supporters is Oleta ..., 17 June 2015 [cached]
Among those supporters is Oleta Fitzgerald, the southern-regional office director of the Children's Defense Fund, who said that ideally the Legislature would follow MAEP, but because they won't, it seems that a constitutional amendment is necessary.
"[P]ublic education is the only thing that can help lift hundreds of poor children out of poverty so that they will not have to be dependent on social services to survive," Fitzgerald said.
Fitzgerald acknowledges that Initiative 42 won't be a cure-all and that there will be more work to be do in school districts to ensure more funding translates into a higher quality of education.
"It's a juxtaposition because you cannot have enhancement without money, but money is not the whole answer," she said.
MaryLee Allen | Patti Hassler | ..., 2 May 2015 [cached]
MaryLee Allen | Patti Hassler | Lori Wood | Melanie Hartzog | Alex Johnson | Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald | Patrick Bresette | Peggy Flanagan | Renuka Mayadev | The Rev. Janet Wolf
Oleta Fitzgerald
Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald Director CDF-SRO 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).
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.
CDF-Jackson Staff, 5 Oct 2014 [cached]
Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald, Director of CDF-Southern Regional Office
Board Of Directors | Mississippi Children's Museum, 20 Dec 2014 [cached]
Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald, Board Member Southern Regional Director, Children's Defense Fund
Board of Directors - The Center for Education Innovation, 26 Aug 2014 [cached]
Oleta Fitzgerald - Board Member
Southern Regional Office Director, Children's Defense Fund Southern Regional Office
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