Growing up, there was always art all over the place in their apartment. Julia had no idea where it all came from, except that it was one of her dad's two big passions. The other was justice for the African American citizens of this great country.
"The school of the future will embrace the idea that parents need to be reeducated, starting in elementary school, about the tools, methodologies, cu...
On Bloomberg EDU this week, Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) president and CEO, discusses poverty, "no excuses," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, early childhood education, public charter and traditional schools, and parent engagement.
The Harlem Children's Zone [HCZ] announced today that Geoffrey Canada, the educational, social and health service organization's president and chief executive officer, will step aside on June 30 to make room for Anne Williams-Isom.
It is too early to say that the concept itself works. In many ways, this is all beside the point. The question is much more than whether Promise Neighborhoods will work or not, it's whether the success will be large enough to matter.
"School partnerships are the most powerful means of fostering improvements, particularly in challenging circumstances."
Most recent media coverage of Druckenmiller has centered on generational equity. But at USC, he offered unique insight into his celebrated investment principles and discussed how he applied those principles to education by backing Harlem Children's Zone.
Why would anybody in their right mind willingly go Over the Edge of the Miami Marriott Marquis? Oh yes, the old "it's for the children" routine. Yet, ...
Last month, New York City and our nation lost such a leader, Richard Murphy, whose legacy should serve as an example of true servant leadership for all social entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders. Here is only a partial list of his innovations and impacts.
Save the Children has not been involved in the gun control issue in the past -- our work has focused on providing education, health and emergency relief services to children and families living in poverty in the United States and around the world -- but in the aftermath of Newtown, we are taking action.
Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio A mural on the wall of Harder Elementary School in the Hayward Promise Neighborhood. Youth Radio/New America...
Currently, we tend to (overly) assign individual causes to the symptoms of whole-school or single-child success in school. A growing chorus of educators and communities, however, recognize there is a complex constellation of forces impacting every child's capacity to learn and grow.
It is people like Geoffrey Canada, founder of the now-famous Harlem Children's Zone, who see problems and determine to try to fix them, that are shaping the landscape of social entrepreneurship in the 21st century.
The Obama Administration could provide a national focus for all these efforts with a signature program to close the achievement gap, not displacing the contributions of community and business but facilitating and focusing them. Why not?
Hard, social problems require deep, lifelong commitment from organizations and individuals. Technology presents such a tantalizing solution to these issues, but there seems to be a big implementation gap.
Increasingly privatized education -- with charters, consultants and competition -- offers more opportunities for investment and profit-making. Its proponents have a special and vested interest in the policies they promote.