Geoffrey Canada

CEO, Harlem Children's Zone

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Canada was born in Newyork on January 13, 1952. His early life was marked with poverty growing up in a dangerous neigborhood.


At 15 Canada was sent to live with his grandparents in Newyork. After highschool Canada earned a scholership to Bowdoin college located in Brunswick Maine. After graduateing Canada entered graduate school at Harverd university.


Geoffrey Canada shows that he is a strong leader by perseverance dispite growing up in a dangerous area he attended college and graduate school. One of Canada's most useful trait for his achievements is his compassion when he creats a childrens center for he children in Harlem. Canada also is determined and is able to make the most out of what little he is given. One of his last most notable traits is that he is hard working.

Traits in common

  • Determination
  • Compassion
  • Hardworking

Qualities needed to be a leader

  • outgoing
  • good speaker
  • thinks outside of the box