The Harlem Children’s Zone: Can it happen in Baltimore?
On January 21, at 6:30 p.m., the Greater Homewood Interfaith Alliance (GHIA) will host a truly dynamic event, featuring New York Times Magazine Editor-in-Chief Paul Tough. Tough, who authored the book “Whatever it Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America”, will speak about the evolution of the Harlem Children’s Zone, which now serves as the foundation for the Obama Administration’s Promise Neighborhoods program.
Tomorrow’s meeting will be about assessing the potential of a similar initiative here in Baltimore. The reason Canada’s approach was so successful is because he incorporated the real needs of the community through grassroots efforts. With this in mind, the Interfaith Alliance, thanks largely in part to the support of community members Claudia Diamond from the Bolton Street Synagogue and Amy Meyers from the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, will spotlight the fantastic work currently being done in the city around youth development and education reform.
There is a lot of excitement surrounding tomorrow evening and we encourage you to take part in what’s sure to be a fabulous and dynamic discussion with your friends, neighbors, the community-at-large. The event is free and open to the public at the Bolton Sreet Synagogue at 212 Cold Spring Lane. Visit GHCC’s Facebook Event Page to RSVP or, for more information, contact Ari Witkin at 410-261-3516 or email@example.com.