Geoff Canada ’74 Huffington Post's 'Greatest Person of the Day'
Story posted December 07, 2010
Geoffrey Canada ’74, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, is profiled as The Huffington Post's "Greatest Person of the Day" for December 7, 2010.
Even as a child, he realized that this was not an environment fit for children to grow up in. "I vowed that if I ever got out, I would come back and try to help kids like me who had the odds stacked against them," he said.
He did exactly what he said he'd do, attending Bowdoin College and then the Harvard School of Education. He went to Harlem in 1983, and began working in the field he still dedicates himself to today.
"I was fortunate enough to find other dedicated people who were similarly committed to doing whatever it takes to help poor children educate themselves," he said.
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