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In his more than twenty years with Harlem Children's Zone, Inc, CEO Geoffrey Canada is now recognized nationwide for his work in helping families and children in Harlem. He is a passionate teacher working towards education reform. His work along with the HCZ has turned out to be a national model for many. A number of shows including "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "60 Minutes," "Night-line," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America" and "CBS This Morning" have aired episodes on his contributions. Popular publications like The New York Daily News, The New York Times, Newsday and USA Today have covered his achievements. Now Geoffrey is going to host a live show in which he will be telling stories about his life with the Harlem and the work they are doing. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester will be hosting the event. The show will be held on March 20th, 2014 and Geoffrey Canada tickets are your way to the venue.
Gaining the reputation of a social worker, Geoffrey Canada has spent twenty years helping deprived children. Canada has earned many awards and honors for his works, advocating for poor children and their families in some of America's most devastated communities. President Barack Obama made an announcement in 2009 to replicate the HCZ model of this visionary in twenty other cities nationwide. This educator and social activist had a troubled childhood that made him strong and brave. Canada completed his bachelor's degree in 1974 in sociology and psychology. Later, he went to Harvard Graduate School of Education for his master's degree. Canada was appointed as the director of Robert White in 1977 and in 1983 he went back to Harlem to help the children there. He also became the program director for Truancy Prevention Program of Rheedlen Institute. This program was mainly designed for children whose ages range from five to twelve and have been neglected.
While at Rheedlen, Geoffrey Canada started expanding his approach method for the counseling of younger children. Canada is also a third-degree black belt and opened his martial arts school named the Chang Moo Kwon Tai Kwon Do Club in 1983. With the help of this school, Canada used martial arts as support and instructed children's violence reduction techniques. In 1990, Rheedlen appointed Canada as its President and he expanded the center while renaming it the Harlem Children's Zone. Later it started offering recreational programs, community outreach and tutoring. Social workers there also provided community services through parenting advice, essential life skills and drug counseling. By 1997, HCZ had eleven sites in Manhattan. Besides Canada's efforts with HCZ, he started national initiatives for the safety of African-American children.
Geoffrey Canada has also penned a few books and Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America was his first book that came out in 1995. In the book Canada narrates his childhood experiences that were filled with violence. The effort was highly praised and Publishers Weekly commented that, "A more powerful depiction of the tragic life of urban children and a more compelling plea to end 'America's war against itself' cannot be imagined." His second book called Reaching Up For Manhood: Transforming the Lives of Boys in America was published in 1998.
Geoffrey Canada will be speaking publically and give recommendations about how to survive the street dangers. These live speeches are worth listening to as he will tell stories about his experiences and exposure to street violence and crime and how they made him strong. Geoffrey Canada tickets are available at low rates and those who want to attend the lecture must purchase them now to listen to this great social worker and learn from him.