luke risher

"The Education Visualizer"

A germantown pioneer, and washington D.c immigrant

Luke Risher is a rising college sophomore at Howard University, studying " ". Formerly a Philadelphia School District student, Luke attended Wissahickon Charter School and Science Leadership Academy.

Luke stays involved with the diverse communities around him, whether it's through art, activism, dialogue, or advocacy. He is committed to assist the betterment of all, and works towards justice on issues including environmental, racial, gender, economics, LGBT, and (especially in this part of his life) education. He has worked with different groups to address the disparities of education, and felt responsible to help with the upbringing of UrbEd in order to promote student voice and to align the disconnected fields of education in Philadelphia, and soon the entire nation. 

Here's Why I Love My Position As: Programs director

  • I love working with people, which comes from my work with advocacy

  • I've been born in the community organizing scene. I'm so used to it by now.

  • I directly clash with Tamir Harper's world of policy, which makes us the best combination of education change-makers!

MY role model is vincent hart. hERE'S WHY: 

As a long time activist and organizer, Vincent Hart, who I knew as a mentor, taught me so much in the worlds of humility and leadership. His manner towards everyone and his love of everyone was revolutionary and powerful.
— Luke Risher