Geoffrey Canada

Board Member

Geoffrey Canada is president of the Harlem Children’s Zone, a nonprofit organization based in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, that aims to end child poverty through innovative education programs. In recognition of his work at HCZ, he was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” and one of Fortune magazine’s “50 Greatest Leaders in the World.” Geoffrey served as co-chair of the New York City Commission for Economic Opportunity, and was appointed to the New York State Governor’s Council of Economic and Fiscal Advisors. A South Bronx native, Geoffrey is committed to helping children in Harlem and similar neighborhoods across the country.

Emerson Collective

XQ works in direct collaboration with Emerson Collective, which is dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity so people can live to their full potential. Established and led by Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson’s work focuses on education, immigration reform, the environment, and other social justice initiatives. XQ is an independent affiliate of Emerson Collective.

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Why Should We #ReThinkHighSchool? | Why XQ
At a time when the world is getting faster, more uncertain, and more complex we believe public schools have a critical role to play. By ensuring that no matter who you are or where you come from, you are prepared.


Knowledge Modules

No matter where you are today & what you want to achieve, going to college is the best way to help ensure a bright future.

XQ Design Principles

These six principles, updated in fall 2019 to reflect lessons learned since our launch in 2015, are fundamental to every XQ school.

XQ Learner Goals

The next generation must learn to adapt to a changing world. The five XQ learner goals aim to develop students who are deeply engaged in their own learning and fully prepared for all that the future has to offer.