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We just completed an amazing summer of activities here at The Harris Foundation and I look forward to a productive Fall 2013 as we enter into a new school year. Our programs continue to make great progress in our outreach to communities while empowering the youth and families of America.


For over seven years now, the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) has provided middle school students with the opportunity to expand their minds and their career horizons through our programs held at universities across the nation. This past summer we hosted camps at twenty different universities and reached over 950 students in the hopes of inspiring them to explore their infinite possibilities through STEM education.


Through our partnership with Communities in Schools (CIS), Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, the FBI and Houston area school districts, the Dare to Dream (DTD) program began a new school year with ten partner schools within the Houston and Alief independent School Districts. Entering its eighteenth year, the DTD program looks to expand its educational and mentoring program beyond the city of Houston in the near future.


Our Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders (RWJF-CHL) program is in the planning phases of its 20th Anniversary Celebration to take place in Princeton, NJ this Fall. We are always excited to honor our Leaders and grateful for the success of the RWJF-CHL program's mission to recognize such outstanding leaders who care for the health and well-being of their community.


As you can see, The Harris Foundation continues to cultivate a legacy of leadership and empowerment through education that we hope to sustain for years to come. I am thankful to our partners, sponsors and supporters for their efforts in helping The Harris Foundation achieve its goals.




Bernard A. Harris, Jr.

President and Founder



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September 2013

June - September 2013 Highlights in...




Attention ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp Alumni!

Winners of the EMBHSSC Alumni Survey were announced


The Dare to Dream program gears up for the 2013-2014 school year

Click here for a list of this year's schools




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Scott Charles (2008 RWJF-CHL) is featured in NY Times for his work on gun and violence prevention which reaches over 7,000 youth in Philadelphia through the "Cradle 2 Grave" program.

To read more about his work, click here


Darleen Reveille's (2012 RWJF-CHL) "Food for Thought: Healthy Living" project is launched in partnership with the Garfield Health Department's F.U.N. (Fitness, Unity & Nutrition) Coalition in New Jersey.

More on her partnership here


Joe Hollendoner (2010 RWJF-CHL) is hired as the First Deputy Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health.

For more on his new duties, click here


Trey Daly (2009 RWJF-CHL) will serve as the new Ohio State Director for Enroll America.  Mr. Daly has provided over 23 years of service at the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and will continue his work in helping individuals access health care.

Click here for more on his new role



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Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr. speaks at "Today's Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow's Workforce," symposium in Columbus, OH supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation & Created by BLACK ENTERPRISE
Dr.  Bernard Harris, Jr. serves as an honorary co-chair for the 35th Annual National Black MBA Association's 2013 Conference and Exposition held in Houston, TX

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp News


Astronaut Champions STEM Program at Bowie State University


A hands-on look at science careers for middle school students at the New Jersey Institute of Technology camp


Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr. inspires campers at Temple University



September 20, 2013

Congressional Black Caucus Science and Technology Brain Trust

Washington, DC

October 27-30, 2013
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp Fall Forum
Houston, Texas
December 5-6, 2013
Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leaders 20th Anniversary Celebration
Philadelphia, PA

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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