The Wall Street Journal published a front-page profile of the Harlem Children’s Zone, detailing the organization’s successes, opportunities, and challenges in today’s economy. Read the article here.
HCZ President/CEO Geoffrey Canada was on the National Public Radio series “This I Believe,” discussing his belief that all children can learn. Read about his belief—and his first taste of teaching success.
Written by New York Times editor Paul Tough, Whatever It Takes is a compelling, in-depth look at the groundbreaking work of the Harlem Children’s Zone and its leader, Geoffrey Canada. Tough spent five years researching the work of the Children’s Zone, interviewing staff, students and parents. In…
This 30-minute audio clip from National Public Radio’s This American Life focuses on the first step in HCZ’s pipeline of services: The Baby College. It is an intimate look at how HCZ’s work is transforming the lives of families and helping to break the cycle…
Along with author Paul Tough, HCZ President/CEO Geoffrey Canada, was interviewed on NPR’s “Fresh Air” with host Terry Gross about Tough’s book, Whatever It Takes, and the work of the Harlem Children’s Zone. Read the story and listen to the audio here.
Prince Harry of Wales and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho visited the Harlem Children’s Zone to learn about the work of our organization and especially our students, who enjoyed sharing details about a project with children from Uganda. Watch ABC’s coverage of their visit here.
In 2008, Promise Academy science teacher Shakira Petit (née Brown), now a Principal, traveled to Antarctica—for science and her students. Read the full New York Times article.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr., of the Miami Herald visited the Harlem Children’s Zone to discover “what works.” Read his full take on HCZ’s successful solution to the challenges facing our kids here.