Bio

Dr. Harry Grammer is a nationwide activist and educator. He founded the community-based organization New Earth in 2004 and is instrumental in reforming the justice system in Los Angeles County. In 2017, Harry was honored as a CNN Hero, and in 2018 was selected as one of twenty inaugural Obama Foundation Fellows from over 20,000 applicants in 191 countries. Harry brings leadership and lived experience, with a background in teaching arts and advocacy to incarcerated and at-promise youth. In addition to New Earth’s arts and reentry programs and services, New Earth operates the New Earth Arts and Leadership Center in Culver City, CA, where they house their education, job placement, arts, and case management programs. Harry has a Ph.D. in Community, Liberation, and Eco-Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and serves as the President of the Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Alumni Association (PGIAA).

Recognition

PH.D in Depth Psychology

with an emphasis in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Eco-Psychology.​

Master's In Psychology​​

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Obama Foundation Fellow

Chosen as an inaugural Obama Foundation Fellow in 2018 for outstanding civic innovation.

2018 Impact Maker to Watch Award

The Impact-Maker to Watch award is an annual distinction for those who are doing foundational work to make a positive impact in Los Angeles and will continue to do so throughout the year, with significant results. Honorees are designated by LA leaders, including members of the LA City Council. Honorees may have a career of impact that continues to show results or may be just starting out, with equally impressive results. Honorees will be supported and promoted through various City Impact Lab programs throughout the year.

Disruptor Foundation Fellow

Disruptor Foundation Fellows are a self-defining, self-organizing community of accomplished and promising innovators, applying transdisciplinary approaches in their work and daily lives to further the study and application of disruptive innovation. www.disruptorawards.com/all-fellows

CNN Hero​

Honored as a 2017 CNN Hero, for leading his community with selfless and creative ways to help others.​

Chancellor’s Award​

Honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence by Pacifica Graduate Institute and The Congressional Award for Excellence in Community Service in 2016.​

Josephine Scout Fuller Award​

Recipient of the Josephine Scout Fuller Award for his social justice work awarded by Psychologist for Social Responsibility organization.​