Congress is contemplating a major reduction to President Obama’s flagship anti-poverty program, as its model—the Harlem Children’s Zone—faces new questions about results.
With most U.S. transit systems considering service cuts or fare hikes, some advocates are painting the push for better federal funding not in terms of what’s “green” but what’s black and white.
A 10th-grade global studies class. The Children’s Zone’s ultimate goal is to get as many of Harlem’s youth through college as possible. The Promise Academies have yet to graduate a high school class, so it’s not yet known how many will accomplish that feat. Photo by: Alice Proujansky
“If You Hit 65 Percent of the Population, That’s the Tipping Point.” By: Helen Zelon
At the Sheraton conference—co-sponsored by the Harlem Children’s Zone and PolicyLink, a California-based research and advocacy nonprofit with ties to the Obama administration— Canada drapes a lanky arm across the lectern as he speaks, sliding the mic from its stand, and moves downstage to confide in the audience.
The city is looking at helping to bring supermarkets to areas with none.