Harlem School of the Arts is committed to leveling the playing field by empowering young people from across the multi-cultural and socio-economic spectrum. Of the nearly 4,000 students who participate in our programs, more than 85% are African American or Latino and nearly 50% of students taking classes at our facility receive financial aid or scholarships, or take advantage of the flexibility of extended payment plans.
These facts led Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, to call Harlem School of the Arts as much a social justice organization as it is an arts education organization. We stand for social justice…creating an even playing field for young people, all of whom deserve an exceptional, accessible arts education resource like Harlem School of the Arts. Having achieved our 3-year strategic recovery plan ahead of schedule, our board of 18 dedicated and highly competent civic leaders and our strong senior team of experienced arts administrators are working diligently developing and executing a new strategic plan that will lead us to our 50th Anniversary in 2015, and beyond. We are dedicated to investing in our capacity to shape the lives of even more young people, while continuing to ensure a sustainable financial model, enhance programming and form collaborative partnerships.
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According to Wiki he was… born in New York City, Harrison earned a B.A. in psychology from Indiana University in 1957. Harrison earned an M.A. in psychology and phenomenology from New York City’s New School for Social Research in 1962. He then went to live in Europe to write and direct for the theater.
Last year Mr. Harrison was engaged in a project with Emory University on Black Aesthetics and African Diasporic Culture
He was also working with NYU on their retrospective of the Black Renaissance Noire publication of diasporic giants in the humanities.
Black Renaissance/ Renaissance Noire
Publish essays, poetry, fiction, photography, art, and reviews that address the full range of contemporary BLACK concerns. It invites BLACK genius to apply itself to the realities of the twenty-first century with uncompromised thought, generous and readable analysis, and commentary. Black Renaissance/ Renaissance Noire, was edited by Quincy Troupe at New York University