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Geoffrey Canada Q&A on Leadership in the New York Times

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Having worked with the Harlem Children’s Zone for more than 30 years, Geoffrey Canada is renowned around the world for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem, and as a thought leader and passionate advocate for education reform. From 1990 to 2014, Mr. Canada served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Harlem Children’s Zone, which The New York Times called “one of the most ambitious social-policy experiments of our time.” Mr. Canada was named in 2011 to the TIME 100 list of most influential people in the world and in 2014, one of Fortune’s 50 greatest leaders in the world. As of July 1, 2014, Mr. Canada stepped down as CEO, handing the reins to COO Kwame Owusu-Kesse. He continues to serve as President of the HCZ aGeoffrey Canada | Close up of man's face on a black background