Join the Greater Homewood Interfaith Alliance on January 21 at Bolton Street Synangogue for an evening of sprited discussion about the most comprehensive and revolutionary effort to end childhood poverty.
The discussion will be led by New York Times Magazine Editor and Author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America.
Whatever it Takes tells the true story of Geoffrey Canada, the creator of the Harlem Children’s Zone, an audacious attempt to increase opportunities for poor children by changing everything in their lives — their schools, their neighborhoods, and even the child-rearing practices of their parents.
Recently featured on CBS’ 60 Minutes and in Urbanite Magazine, Geoffrey Canada’s approach to fighting inner-city poverty has attracted attention and praise from policymakers and educators across the political spectrum—including President Obama, who has pledged federal funding to support the replication of Canada’s ideas through the creation of Promise Neighborhoods throughout the nation.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Doors open at 6:30 with opportunities to talk with representatives from Baltimore-area organizations working on poverty and education reform.