Come hear Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone in Harlem, New York, along other child advocates.
Geoffrey Canada is chair of the Children’s Defense Fund’s board of directors, and is recognized nationally for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem and as a passionate advocate for education reform. Since 1990, Canada has been the president and chief executive officer for Harlem Children's Zone in New York City, which The New York Times Magazine called "one of the most ambitious social experiments of our time." In October 2005, Canada was named one of "America's Best Leaders" by U.S. News and World Report. The work of Canada and HCZ has become a national model and has been the subject of many profiles in the media.