Story posted December 09, 2009
For the second time, Geoffrey Canada '74, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ), was the focus of a 60 Minutes segment.
In a segment that aired Sunday, December 6, 2009, the venerated CBS news magazine profiled Canada and 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.
HCZ includes a preschool, charter school and programs such as the Baby College parenting workshops and an obesity program to help children stay healthy.
Three and a half years after the program first profiled Canada and HCZ, 60 Minutes follows up on his progress and includes the observations of a Harvard economics professor who has conducted the first independent statistical study of Canada's effort to close the racial achievement gap in his school.
The segment also mentions President Barak Obama's desire to replicate Canada's program in cities across the country. Read more about President Obama's praise for the Harlem Children's Zone.