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Dr. Harry Grammer is an activist, scholar, and poet and founded New Earth in 2002 and since then has been an integral part of reforming the juvenile justice nationwide system. In 2017, New Earth was honored as Non-Profit of the Year by California Senator Holly Mitchell and Harry was honored as a CNN Hero. 

Spectrum News 1 So Cal In Focus – How Mass incarceration is Impacting Black Americans

On this week’s In Focus: SoCal, host Tanya McRae takes a closer look at how mass incarceration and the criminal justice system are affecting Black Americans, who make up 40% of the country’s incarcerated population despite representing 13% of the general population.

TEDx Santa Barbara –

Breaking down Privilege

Harry was on the 2018 TEDxSantaBarbara stage and returns to talk about the confluence of COVID and Social Justice. We’ll discuss understanding the transformation that needs to happen as we come to grips with the amount of work facing us moving forward.

CNN – Calling for Equal

Freedom on July 4th

CNN Hero and New Earth founder Harry Grammer works to empower incarcerated youth and reduce recidivism. He looks back at America’s founding principles nearly 250 years after independence and what they mean for people of color today.

Aubrey Marcus Podcast – Dr. Harry Grammer on Solving Otherness with Service

Dr. Harry Grammer PhD is one of the most inspiring human beings I have ever met. From a past that included being both incarcerated and homeless, Harry worked his way up to receiving some of the world’s most distinguished awards, including being named an Obama fellow and CNN Hero for his service to the black community in Los Angeles.

CNN – Tackling institutional racism

Harry was on the 2018 TEDxSantaBarbara stage and returns to talk about the confluence of COVID and Social Justice. We’ll discuss understanding the transformation that needs to happen as we come to grips with the amount of work facing us moving forward.

Obama Foundation Leaders Helping Communities Weather the COVID-19 Crisis

Around the world, Obama Foundation leaders are stepping up to meet this moment, helping their communities weather the COVID-19 crisis. Obama Foundation Fellow, Harry Grammer and his organization, New Earth, are continuing to provide connectivity and basic necessities to community members who are in need.

Obama Foundation Fellow Harry Grammer to Lead Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Board

Harry Grammer has been named president of Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association’s Executive Board. Grammer received his Ph.D. from Pacifica’s Community Liberation, Indigenous and Eco-Psychologies Specialization (CLIE).

Graduation Day Celebrates Graduates Of An Innovative High School Arts Program

It can be difficult to find effective ways to engage students who have been impacted by homelessness, foster care or the juvenile justice system. SIATech Charter High School and a Culver City-based partner organization, New Earth, have managed to bridge the gap by focusing on the arts. This week, 13 of their students earned their high school diplomas.

First Juvenile Jail Nationwide Transforms into Career Center

A former probation camp in the scenic Malibu canyons in Calabasas is being transformed into a place to help youths.
Harry Grammer, an activist for juvenile justice says the exterior beauty of the the former David Gonzalez probation camp can be misleading. It was once a jail for up to 120 young people, but now, he is redesigning it into the transformative career institute.

Obama Foundation FellowsFace to Face with Harry Grammer and Keith Wattley

Obama Foundation Fellows Harry Grammer and Keith Wattley share a common purpose to help people impacted by the justice system transform their lives

ATTN: – Harry Grammer and Keith Wattley

Obama Foundation Fellows Harry Grammer and Keith Wattley share a common purpose to help people impacted by the justice system transform their lives. Harry Grammar founded New Earth, an organization that runs a mentor-based arts, academic, vocational training, and counseling programs at Los Angeles County juvenile halls, youth detention camps, and group homes. 

Bonnie Boswell Visits With New Earth

LA County has the nation’s largest juvenile justice system, with more than 12,000 youths arrested each year. New Earth cooperates with the county to adopt a new model of juvenile diversion. It embraces incarcerated youths with arts mentorship, high school education and career training.

A Day in the Life: Harry Grammer – Where Ocean and Community Connect

After a personal encounter with the juvenile justice system, Obama Fellow Harry Grammer found his purpose in life: to help other justice system-involved youth build a brighter future for themselves. He founded New Earth to mentor and empower at-risk youth to transform their lives through art, poetry, educational, and vocational programs.

Incarcerated children are still children.

Incarcerated children deserve a chance for a better future. Jail is not the answer, there is a better way for kids in the juvenile justice system to transform their lives.

Obama Foundation Fellows: Harry Grammer – Sowing Second Chances

In a nation with the world’s largest prison population, Los Angeles County has the highest rate of youth incarceration and probation, and a recidivism rate of 69 percent. Why do so many young people find themselves back in the justice system after they’ve been released?

Young Offenders Learn Expression Through Poetry

“Our first program was just really a poetry program,” Harry Grammer, founder of New Earth, told the San Quentin News. “We wanted to give opportunities to young people that were incarcerated, a way to express themselves in places where there is no expression.” This program became the “Fluent Love of Words” (FLOW,) where creative writing, spoken word and poetry workshops helped the youth express their lives through writing.

CNN Heroes – Where healing happens: helping L.A.’s at-risk youth tell their stories

Several times a week, a security officer lets Harry Grammer through the gates of Camp Gonzales, a juvenile detention center in Los Angeles. Inside, Grammer addresses a group of about 15 young people who are serving time: “We would like to reflect on what is it that makes a friend for you, what breaks a friend for you.”