Featured Session: The Power of Place: Transforming America One Block at a Time

Mar 4, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Where you grow up, within 0.6 of a mile, decides the likelihood that you'll earn more than your parents in adulthood. To find solutions to economic inequality, it is critical to understand how and why ‘place’ and economic mobility interconnect. This session will trace the evolution of the place-based cradle-to-career model and share how practices developed in Harlem and beyond are leading to scalable solutions and systems change impacting over 1 million young people. Mr. Canada will emphasize the vital role of education within the place-based field aspiring to empower and uplift youth nationwide.

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Geoffrey Canada

Harlem Children’s Zone

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Christian Rhodes

William Julius Wilson Institute at Harlem Children's Zone

Online Availabilty

This event is currently available on demand.
Video On Demand for this event began on Tuesday, March 5th 2024 at 11:30am CT.

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