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Memory Project Founder Receives Distinguished Alumni Award: Ben Schumaker

May. 02, 2018
Category: Recognition

Ben Schumaker received the School of Social Work’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. Ben is the founder of The Memory Project, a nonprofit organization that he started while studying psychology and social work at UW-Madison. The Memory Project invites high school art students to create portraits of youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as violence, disasters, extreme poverty, neglect, and loss of parents. Since 2004, the Memory Project has created and distributed more than 100,000 portraits to children in 43 countries.

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