In one of the all-time most popular Gel talks, Geoffrey Canada describes how his nonprofit, the Harlem Children’s Zone, works to help young people in inner-city Harlem. Canada issues a sober indictment of failing schools, then describes the solution he has created.
Canada was recently profiled in the book Whatever It Takes, on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and two years ago on 60 Minutes. If you don’t know about Geoffrey Canada, you should. This video is a good place to start.