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HCZ Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for New School Building

On June 6, public officials and members of the Harlem community helped celebrate the completion of HCZ’s new Promise Academy I school building and community center in the heart of Harlem’s St. Nicholas Houses. President/CEO Geoffrey Canada was joined by Mayor Bloomberg, Chancellor Walcott, NYCHA…

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Geoffrey Canada’s TED Talk

HCZ’s President and CEO, Geoffrey Canada, was featured in TED’s first-ever original television special alongside education luminaries such as Bill Gates and Sir Ken Robinson. Geoff’s TED talk was one of his most inspired speeches to date and captured HCZ’s commitment to using innovation to…

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on Federal Spending

In this Wall Street Journal opinion piece, HCZ President/CEO Geoffrey Canada, HCZ Chair Stanley Druckenmiller and former Federal Reserve board member Kevin Warsh weigh in on the need to reform government spending for our children and our nation’s future.

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….