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Harvard to Bestow Medal upon Geoffrey Canada

The Harvard University Graduate School of Education has announced that HCZ President/CEO Geoffrey Canada will be awarded their Medal for Education Impact for his innovative contributions to education and career-long commitment to success for all children. Read the full article here.

Promise Neighborhoods Grant Winners Announced

In 2011, twenty communities were chosen for federal grants in conjunction with the Promise Neighborhoods program. Inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone model, this federal program recognizes the importance of leveling the playing field for children in under-resourced neighborhoods. Click here to learn more about…

National Town Hall on Ed Reform

HCZ’s Geoffrey Canada was part of a national town hall on education held in Washington, DC, joining New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Senator Michael Bennet, Congressman George Miller, and Deputy Secretary of Education Anthony Miller, with moderator Jessica Yellin of CNN.  Watch the video here….

Geoffrey Canada Named to TIME 100

HCZ’s Geoffrey Canada was named to Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.  Read a brief article about Canada by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and watch a video highlighting the “Harlem Renaissance” and HCZ’s deeply committed staff.

Groundbreaking at New School Building

HCZ held a historic groundbreaking for its new $100-million Promise Academy school building and community center in the St. Nicholas Houses. “The Promise Academy will not only enrich the lives of the Harlem Children’s Zone students, but it will also add to the vitality of…

Geoffrey Canada Sets the Record Straight

HCZ’s Geoffrey Canada responds to the controversy over Waiting for Superman and sets the record straight about our Promise Academy Charter Schools in a New York Daily News op-ed.