Geoffrey Canada ’74, a tireless advocate for providing educational opportunities for the impoverished, is stepping down as CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, a nationally recognized full-service community organization geared toward improving the lives of low-income children and families in New York City through education. Canada will remain as president of the board. He will be succeeded as CEO by HCZ’s current chief operating officer, Anne Williams Isom. Read more in The Wall Street Journal.
Canada was most recently on campus in May 2013, when he, along with investor Stanley Druckenmiller ’75, participated in the discussion “Generational Theft: How Entitlement Spending is Stealing Opportunity from America’s Youth,” moderated by President Barry Mills.