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This past month was hallmarked by a first for me...meeting the First Lady Michelle Obama!  I was asked to serve as the master of ceremonies for an event in Ft. Carson, Colorado for supporting military families. As a member of the board of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI),  we launched the "Initiative for Military Families" this year to make sure more young Americans have the skills to succeed in college and in life.  It was a special honor to  meet with our First Lady, Michelle Obama, and Dr. Jill Biden, who are doing so much to support education improvements.  The Harris Foundation continues to be recognized as one of the leading organizations for STEM education.


Bernard A. Harris, Jr. 


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May 2011




Our partner, National Math and Science Initiative, showcased in ExxonMobil's Masters Golf Tournament Ads.

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Gary Wiltz, MD, a 1996 RWJF-CHL, appeared on CSPAN's Washington Journal to discuss  community health centers, public policy, quality care, special populations, and more. 

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Dr. Cheryl Holder, RWJF-CHL 1995, released a new cookbook for children, Pumpkin Soup Is For Sunday that stresses healthy eating, the joys of family dinnertime, and Haitian heritage.

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On April 18, 2011 the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women announced their 2011 award recipients.  Ms. Wehnona Stabler, a 2007 RWJF-CHL, was selected as the "Indian Woman of the Year".   

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Kids need spark to fuel science interest (by Bernard Harris)


Dr. Harris featured in Voice Online to discuss the 50th anniversary of human space flight  


May 20, 2011

Dare to Dream End of Year Field Trip

NASA's Johnson Space Center


June 5, 2011

2011 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp Season Begins!

University of Oklahoma, Prairie View A & M University, and University of South Alabama 


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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