When Canada, 59, started HCZ Project 14 years ago, it was a one-block pilot program. Today it covers 100 city blocks and serves 8,000 kids, providing not just a good education but also early-childhood programs, after-school services and guidance to help parents play a key role in their kids’ learning. Every day, Canada is driven by a deep belief that all children can succeed, regardless of race, wealth or ZIP code.”
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- Thoughts on TIME’s Top 100 of 2011 (stevecullum.com)