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.
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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.
In 2005, U.S. News and World Report named CEO Geoffrey Canada one of “America’s Best Leaders” for his ambitious, unwavering vision, effective use of innovative strategies, and inspiring leadership. Seeing his work at the Harlem Children’s Zone as not just a job, but a “higher…
In 2002, Philanthropy News Digest spoke to Geoffrey Canada about the barriers to success faced by low-income kids, what Harlem Children’s Zone is doing to remove those barriers in Central Harlem, and the lessons he has learned during his career dedicated to improving outcomes for…