Marjorie Harris is the co-founder and CEO of The Harris House, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving and empowering young members of her communities. Marjorie was raised in Houston, Texas and currently resides in South Carolina. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, with a concentration in Child Development and Family Relationships, from Tennessee State University. And she obtained her Master in Public Administration Degree from Texas Southern University. She believes that education should be the foundation and core value of any community.
Her passion for working with and helping youth, their families and their communities ignited at the age of 12, when she became the neighborhood babysitter. She thought she would be led to a career as a teacher in an elementary school classroom. However, through her experiences of working with various summer programs and non-profit organizations, she realized that the classroom was not where she was destined to be. So, she sought employment with organizations that specialized in serving youth, families and the community. She has had the opportunity to work in many different capacities. Throughout her life, she has been able to form personal and professional relationships with peers, community members, organizations, students and families that she has worked with. These relationships allowed her to leave a huge impression and touch the lives of others on a regular basis. Today, she focuses on building The Harris House on a full-time basis and being an active volunteer in the Charleston community.
If you are looking for a living testimony of what GOD CAN DO, just look at her. Her personal experiences, situations, and journeys have prepared her to offer something to the world that would plant good seeds and harvest life-changing results. Her desire to strive to be a blessing to her fellow neighbors is shown in her volunteer efforts with Charleston County School District, National Society of Black Engineers-Charleston (NSBE), Communities In Schools of Charleston, Trident United Way, VITA Tax Program, Charleston First Day Festival, STEM Girls Day Out, Salvation Army, Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Ronald McDonald Charities,Boys and Girls Clubs of Houston, Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee to name a few.
She enjoys life by spending time with her husband, visiting family and friends, traveling and exploring this awesome world. Marjorie lives the quote by Dr. Maya Angelo, “Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.”