Harlem Children's Zone
Tom Tierney, Chairman and Co-founder, The Bridgespan Group & Co-author, Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results
Tom Tierney is a recognized leader in serving the nonprofit sector. In 1999, he co-founded The Bridgespan Group, an independent, nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders and organizations to help accelerate social impact.
Growing up, there was always art all over the place in their apartment. Julia had no idea where it all came from, except that it was one of her dad's two big passions. The other was justice for the African American citizens of this great country.
On Bloomberg EDU this week, Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) president and CEO, discusses poverty, "no excuses," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, early childhood education, public charter and traditional schools, and parent engagement.
The Harlem Children's Zone [HCZ] announced today that Geoffrey Canada, the educational, social and health service organization's president and chief executive officer, will step aside on June 30 to make room for Anne Williams-Isom.
It is too early to say that the concept itself works. In many ways, this is all beside the point. The question is much more than whether Promise Neighborhoods will work or not, it's whether the success will be large enough to matter.
"School partnerships are the most powerful means of fostering improvements, particularly in challenging circumstances."
When a majority of all American fourth and eighth grade public school students can't read or do math at grade level, including almost three quarters of Black and Latino students, we are continuing to allow a system that serves and saves just a few children and starves many others.
Most recent media coverage of Druckenmiller has centered on generational equity. But at USC, he offered unique insight into his celebrated investment principles and discussed how he applied those principles to education by backing Harlem Children's Zone.