Harlem Children's Zone Author Comes To Chicago

"The Renaissance Schools Fund and Perspectives Charter

Schools invite you to join us for a reading and book signing with Paul Tough,New York Times Magazine editor and author of the new book, Whatever

it Takes.

"Whatever it Takes follows Geoffrey Canada in his effort

to change the lives of poor children in a 97-block area of Harlem, New York by

creating a seamless path to college – from pre-natal parenting classes

through pre-K programs to charter public schools. Canada’s work

with the Harlem Children’s Zone has inspired Senator Barack Obama to

propose launching 20 such Innovation Zones across the US.

"Join us for an exciting conversation with Paul Tough on

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 from 11:45am – 1:30pm at Perspectives/IIT

Math & Science Academy, 3663 S. Wabash Avenue. This event is free. Please RSVP to Rachel Green at rgreen@rsfchicago.org."

For other press events around the country, see here.

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