Vol. 34, No. 1March 2010
Is the Promise Real? 4
Te Harlem Children’s Zone becomesa template or national change
By Helen Zelon / Photographs by Alice Proujansky
The Man of the Hour 5
“We will fnd the moneyto do this because we can’t aord not to.”
The Great Escape 9
“I you hit 65 percent o the population, that’s thetipping point.”
Shaping Success 16
“Failure is not permitted,because unding is tied tosuccess, not ailure.”
Going National 25
“We are so desperate or anylittle inkling o success …”
An Act of Faith 34
So you and I, we must succeed … in this crusade,this holy deed.”
Canada’s Provinces 10
An inventory o the Harlem Children’s Zone’s initiatives
By Maria Muentes
In the Zone 13
Te physical ootprint o the Harlem Children’s Zone
The Charter Challenge 17
Te pros and conicts o a schooling revolution
By Helen Zelon
Charting a Course 21
A timeline o Harlem’s charter schools
By Samia Shaf
Test Pattern 22
How Harlem’s “miracle” really ranks
Taking It Local 26
Anti-poverty programs beyond the Zone
By Rachel Dodakian
Making Connections 30
Powerul riends, deep pockets and the HCZ
By Maria Muentes and Jarrett Murphy
HomeWork 38ExtraExtra 42
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