Not only is Hope within Sight…
It’s within reach!
Mission and Vision
To Strengthen Youth, Children, and Families through programs of self and community empowerment.
The Mission of Project IMPACT is to provide children, youth, and their families with the tools to help them survive and thrive in a hostile environment through five core services: Counseling/Wellness, Tutoring, Mentoring, Parent Education, and Job Readiness and Placement.
The Vision of Project IMPACT is to implement a nationally recognized, best-practices model of reconciliation that reduces youth violence in the most “at-risk” communities across the United States. We envision a future where… Churches of all faith backgrounds work intentionally to build capacity among their members to meet the challenges of today’s youth. Community organizations work hand in hand with members of churches to offer hope, opportunity, and support for the dreams of needy children, youth, and families.
Our work results in new knowledge and tools for community betterment and people development. Children find hope in the future, and life is no longer meaning-less to them.
Years of Service
Since 1986, Matt and Mary Harris have built Project IMPACT from an idea to a Nationally recognized program that has been recognized by three Presidents of the United States (G.H. Bush 92’, G.W.Bush 07’, Obama 12’, Obama 17’).
Both Matt and Mary received their Bachelor’s degrees from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Matt received his Masters of Divinity Degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an Ordained Minister in the Christian Church (Disciple of Christ), and earned his Doctorate Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Mary received her Master’s in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University and received her Ph.D. in Organization Manage-ment at Graduate Theological Foundation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Matt and Mary are the proud parents of two beautiful children: Myesha and Matthew-Cleveland (MC) who both currently serve in the United States Navy.
Empowering youth with opportunities for growth and change
Through educational and social outreach, we offer youth and families a way to value their lives, their health, and their future goals. We at Project IMPACT have gone beyond talking about the problem and started doing something about it! We’ve taken our message of hope off the drawing board and fashioned it into a practical lifestyle… our message of hope has become a way of life!