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Changemaker Stories: Harrell Fletcher
Changemaker Stories: Harrell Fletcher


Art and social practice professor Harrell Fletcher challenges his students to create community-engaged art. Through a partnership with an inner-city public school, Fletcher and his students work with kids to create collaborative art projects that have the power to improve test scores, increase graduation rates, and narrow the achievement gap among disadvantaged children.

Learn more about PSU's Art and Social Practice MFA program or about the White House's Turnaround Arts initiative.

Portland State University is part of the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus consortium, a select group of institutions of higher education that demonstrate commitment and cutting edge approaches to galvanizing solutions to major human and environmental challenges. Ashoka believes in an "Everyone a Changemaker" world. So does Portland State.

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