Friday, June 26, 2009

Very Cool... And this Guy's Coming to Yakima!

Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, is being honored with the William Randolph Hearst Foundation 2009 John W. Gardner Leadership Award. Since 1990, Canada has worked to help children and families in Central Harlem break the cycle of generational poverty. Launched in 1997, Harlem Children’s Zone offers a comprehensive set of educational, social service, and community-building programs that benefit thousands of low-income children and families, and is working to perfect a community-development model that can be replicated across the country.

I learned about this guy through NPR. His approach to breaking the poverty cycle is innovative and effective, and I can’t wait to listen to him when he comes to Yakima. Canada will appear April 14, 2010 on the Capitol Theatre stage as part of the Yakima Town Hall Lecture Series. Call 966-0930 for more information.
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