The King of Crown Heights

A struggling student became a proven principal. Now he's a model for others

Samantha Appleton for TIME

Verone Kennedy, principal of New York City's MS 584

All my life people have told me that my father changed their lives. They got involved in public service, in the Peace Corps and in their communities because he asked them. To me, the generation he inspired is perhaps his greatest legacy. And they in turn have inspired generations that followed. None of us need look too far to find things we want to improve or people who need our help. But it isn't always easy to make the time or the effort. So the people who dedicate themselves to others can help the rest of us discover how and what...

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