President and Chief Executive Officer, Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc., New York, New York
Geoffrey Canada’s life and career have intertwined to bring new insights and possibilities surrounding effective education in areas of urban poverty in America. As an educator, he has identified way to compensate for the barriers that torpedo student success. As an entrepreneur, he has captured the enthusiasm of those who are looking for a way to invest in something that has great potential to ameliorate poverty. Geoffrey Canada brings hope for the future.
Nominated by: Cathy Burden