Story posted December 10, 2008
Geoffrey Canada '74, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ), was a guest on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report Monday, December 8, 2008.
The satirical news program takes on the issues of the day with irreverent humor.
Host Stephen Colbert interviewed Canada about HCZ, a non-profit, community-based organization that works to enhance the quality of life for children and families in a 97-block area of New York City.
Under Canada's leadership, HCZ has gained national recognition as a model for urban redevelopment.
The program has been touted by President-elect Barack Obama as one he would like to see replicated in cities across the country.
Canada's determination to revitalize Harlem one block at a time has earned him numerous accolades, including Bowdoin's Common Good Award, the McGraw Prize for Education and the Jefferson Award for Public Service.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. on the cable channel, Comedy Central.