Geoffrey Canada: Worcester Connects Distinguished Speaker Series
March 20, 2014
In his 20-plus years with Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc (HCZ), Geoffrey Canada has become nationally recognized for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem and as a passionate advocate for education reform. The work of Mr. Canada and HCZ has become a national model and the subject of many profiles in the media. Their work has been featured on “60 Minutes,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Night-line,” “CBS This Morning,” “The Charlie Rose Show,” National Public Radio’s “On Point,” along with articles in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, USA Today and Newsday. In 2009, President Barack Obama announced plans to replicate this visionary’s HCZ model in 20 other cities across the nation, including Worcester!