Geoffrey Canada ’74 to Receive Harvard Medal for Education Impact

Geoffrey Canada '74


Geoffrey Canada ’74 has been selected to receive the second Harvard Graduate School of Education Medal for Education Impact. The medal is the highest honor given by the Ed School, and is awarded to practitioners, policymakers and researchers who have had an outstanding transformative impact on the education sector.

“To be chosen for this medal by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, which has had such a profound impact on my life and on education reform across the nation, is a deeply felt honor,” Canada said.

Canada is the president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, a full-service community organization geared toward improving the lives of low-income children and families in New York City through education.


  1. John Gibbons says:

    Congratulations to Geoff…much deserved award for special man.

  2. Bob Delaney '55 says:

    John is right- a very special man. It’s especially gratifying for me to see a Bowdoin grad being recognized for doing something vitally important in these troubled times

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