Geoffrey Canada grew up in poverty in the South Bronx.
He has since dedicated his life to helping at-risk children
and families secure educational and economic opportunities.
Canada received his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College
and his master's in education from Harvard University. In
1990, he became president and CEO of Harlem's Rheedlen Centers
for Children and Families. The recipient of many awards,
he is founder and chief instructor of the Chang Moo Kwan
Martial Arts School, which promotes "antiviolence"
and conflict resolution. His most recent book is Reaching
Up for Manhood: Transforming the Lives of Boys in America.
Teachers and Students
Working Towards Peace