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A.I.R. Harlem Hosts Benefit at Red Rooster

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | May 23, 2013

Harlem Children's Zone Geoffrey Canada speaking to the group.

On April 30th, A.I.R. Harlem, which stands for Asthma Intervention and Relief, hosted a benefit event at Red Rooster with Harlem Children’s Zone’s President & CEO, Geoffrey Canada. Over a decade ago, Geoff Canada recognized the magnitude of the asthma problem and, together with Harlem Hospital, founded this program which was formerly known as the Harlem Children’s Zone Asthma Initiative. Today, A.I.R. Harlem works with kids from 283 schools who live or go to school in Harlem. They have refined their data-driven model based on lessons learned and are now a technology-forward organization that can track program performance in real time. And A.I.R. Harlem is still seeing results: among the kids who’ve been in the program for a year they’ve measured:

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