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During the Month of February, we celebrated "positive people doing positive things" in education, health and wealth. These folks are pillars in our society who have made a tremendous difference in their own lives and the lives of others. Please check them out below.


In the coming months the foundation is exploring a number of initiatives that will provide an expansion of our education and wealth programs. We are excited by the potential impact on the communities we serve. So stay tuned!




Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr.

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MARCH 2011


This past February, in honor of Black History Month, THF saluted our nation's African American leaders in Education, Health and Wealth. We owe many thanks to these "Positive People Doing Positive Things," for helping our children recognize their true potential and realize their dreams. 




Terry Houston, Principal - Roosevelt High School, St. Louis, MO

Teaching students that college is not out of reach. Click Here to Learn More! 


Dominique Lee, History Teacher - Newark, NJ

Creating positive learning environments through school reform. Click Here to Learn More!  


Tamica Stubbs, Biology Teacher - Charlotte, NC

Leveraging partnerships to create innnovative curriculum. Click Here to Learn More!  


Harriett Ball, Teacher/Motivational Speaker - Houston, TX

Inspiring children to overcome obstacles. Click Here to Learn More! 



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Zaid Gayle, Executive Director of Peace4Kids - Compton, CA

Bringing peace and positivity to South Central LA. Click Here to Learn More! 


Sheila Webb, Director of Health for New Orleans Health Dept - New Orleans, LA

Advocating for change in the city's neighborhood health clinics. Click Here to Learn More!


Tyrone Chatman, Associate Exec Director of Michigan Veterans' Association - Detroit, MI

Improving the skills and confidence of homeless veterans. Click Here to Learn More! 


Annie Maxwell, Director of STARS and Volunteer Service for Ctr for Visually Impaired - Atlanta, GA

Inspiring generations of socially isolated and educationally deprived children. Click Here to Learn More! 



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Cheryl Dorsey, CEO of Echoing Green  - New York, NY

Facilitating social entrepreneurship by providing resources to visionaries. Click Here to Learn More! 


Kenneth Chenault, Chairman & CEO of American Express - New York, NY

Promoting pro-business public policy. Click Here to Learn More! 


Ephren Taylor II, Chairman & CEO of Incoming, Inc. - New York, NY

Breaking barriers as the youngest African American CEO of any public company in the US. Click Here to Learn More!                                                                                                                                            


Robert Johnson, Founder of Black Entertainment TV - Washington D.C.

Leading the way for African American business owners. Click Here to Learn More! 


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Judi Hilman (RWJF-CHL 2008) Is Recognized For Her Work In Improving Access To Quality, Affordable, Health Care For All Utah Residents


Dr. Harris recognized in Houston Chronicle for Black History Month


2011 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science camp sites announced


March 11, 2011

Dr. Harris to receive the George Washington Carver Award at George Washington Carver Science Fair

Philadelphia, PA


March 12, 2011 

Join us for an Educational Forum at the 2011 National Science Teachers Association Conference! 

San Francisco, California

8:30-10:00 - Moscone Convention Center Room 104

March 15, 2011
The HistoryMakers Present "A Night with Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr."
Howard University - Washington, D.C.

March 25, 2011
Dr. Harris to receive the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award
Washington D.C.

About The Harris Foundation

Founded in 1998 by Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., The Harris Foundation, Inc. (THF) is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas, whose mission is to invest in community-based initiatives to support education, health and wealth. THF supports programs that empower individuals, in particular minorities and others who are economically and/or socially disadvantaged, to recognize their potential and pursue their dreams. Through our interactive STEM education, health and wealth programs, we prepare students and communities for a world of infinite possibilities.
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