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Since our last newsletter, the foundation has continued to serve our constituents - students and their communities. We are finalizing the fall schedule for The DREAM Tour which will take us to New York City, Washington D.C., San Antonio and Dallas/Ft Worth. Preparation and recruitment for the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps are in full swing.

Also, we successfully launched the Educational Forum at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) in San Francisco. RWJF Community Health Leaders selection has begun and applications are under review for the 2011 awardees.


In addition, I was honored to be interviewed on the nationally recognized and syndicated show "HistoryMakers", in front of a "live" studio audience. The show will air soon on PBS.  Lastly, the partnership between the FBI and our Dare to Dream program resulted in my receipt of the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award in Washington, DC.


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The 2011 NSTA conference hosted The Harris Foundation's Educational Forum in San Francisco.

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2011 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp applications are currently being accepted at 25 universities across the nation. Deadlines are fast approaching!

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Cheryl Holder (RWJF-CHL1995) receives the Spirit of Community Award from Dade County Medical Association. The Dade County Medical Association is the largest association representing physicians in Miami-Dade County. 

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A THF partner, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, awarded a $750,000 grant to The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden, New Jersey.

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Another of our partners, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), is now accepting applicants for their Career Prep program. If you know students who are currently sophomores in college, have strong grades and leadership experience, they should consider Career Prep.  Career Prep provides participating undergraduates with the skills and roadmap they need to get on the career fast-track after college. Available resources include: one-on-one career coaching, exposure and access to prestigious employers, skill develoment and seminars and access to an alumni network. Applications are due April 17th.

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PBS honors Dr. Harris in the "HistoryMakers" series


Dr. Harris Receives 2010 FBI Director's Community Leadership Award in Washington D.C. 


Dr. Harris and the Dare to Dream Program featured in the Houston Chronicle


April 13, 2011

Dare to Dream FBI/CSI Spring Field Trip

Chambers Elementary


May 20, 2011

Dare to Dream End of Year Field Trip

NASA's Johnson Space Center


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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