@Geoffrey Canada, HGSE graduate and Founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, presents a most compelling venture philanthropy case. It only costs $5000 per year per child for the Zone to insure that every child living within its 100 block radius to get a good education from birth through college.
The goal at Harlem Children’s Zone is simple;
“to give our kids the individualized support they need to get to and through college and become productive, self-sustaining adults. Realizing this goal is difficult and complex, particularly since we are working with over 12,000 youth, many of them with tough challenges.”
It costs New York City $167,000 per person per year to incarcerate a similar number of young adults. That’s right, society’s paying a whopping $162,000 per year more per person!
We can’t afford NOT to educate well every child in our country much longer! http://ow.ly/BPilI See the Fortune article on Geoffrey, naming him one of the 50 greatest leaders.
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