Columbia Business School Forms Partnership With Harlem Children’s Zone

The Columbia Business School has entered into a partnership with the nonprofit organization Harlem Children’s Zone. Founded in 1970, Harlem Children’s Zone, under the leadership of Geoffrey Canada, offers an interlocking network of social service, education, and community building programs to children and their families in Central Harlem, near the Columbia University campus.

Under the new program, staff members at Harlem Children’s Zone will participate in classes at the business school’s Institute for Not-For-Profit Management. One official at the nonprofit will enroll in the business school’s executive MBA program. Business school students will be eligible for paid summer internship programs with Harlem Children’s Zone.

The cooperative program is made possible by a grant from the Carson Family Charitable Trust.