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Ms. Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald

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Director CDF-SRO

Phone: (601) ***-****  
Email: o***@***.org
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

  • Board Member
    Mississippi Children's Museum
  • Board Member
    Mississippi Head Start Association
  • Member
    Global Women's Action Network
  • Member
    State Children's Welfare Coalition


  • B.A. , sociology
    Tougaloo College
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"Recovery from the recession is extremely ..., 10 Aug 2015 [cached]
"Recovery from the recession is extremely hard for families that were on the verge of economic collapse before the recession," said Oleta Fitzgerald, director of the Children's Defense Fund's Southern Regional Office.
Fitzgerald said many of Mississippi's children in poverty "live in rural areas hard hit by collapsing economies and education systems. Parents need better jobs, and their children "need access to quality education systems so they can escape their parents' reliance on low-wage, low-benefit jobs when they do exist," she said. "Families need help with child care so they can stay at work and food assistance when their earnings won't allow them enough to feed their children. Many children "are being locked out of opportunities to thrive, exposed and hurt by all the negative consequences of being poor - hunger, under-education, poor health and mental health, poor housing," 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
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