Brandeis Class of 2014

Commencement 2015

The university’s 64th commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 17.

‘leave the country better than you found it’

In an engaging address filled with passion and self-reflection, Geoffrey Canada called on the 2014 graduating class to work together to make America a better place for the next generation, especially the children.

"Too often, we think that we can accomplish great things as individuals, but it takes our entire community to do what is necessary in this country," said Canada, who spoke before more than 7,000 students, faculty, families and friends attending Brandeis' 63rd commencement ceremony at the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center on Sunday, May 18.

Canada, internationally renowned for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem and as a thought leader and passionate advocate for education reform, is CEO and president of the Harlem Children’s Zone, which provides a comprehensive range of educational, social and medical services that follows children from birth through college.

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