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Community leader Yuroba Harris recognized for Education Advocacy Work

L – R: Thelma Scott, Founder & CEO of S.A.F.E Diversity Communities; Yuroba Harris, Attorney Leona Filis with Filis Law Firm; and Freddie Jackson with Jackson Cares/Retired Firefighter

By Allan Jamail

Yuroba Harris well known in the 29th Congressional District was recently honored at a special program on November 2nd by S.A.F.E. Diversity Communities for her work on promoting Education, Career Awareness and Scholarships for students. Harris worked as the District Director for many years for retired Congressman Gene Green. She’s currently working on special initiatives for Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia with a number of faith based, nonprofit, civic organizations, community development and revitalization committees and boards.

During the special award presentation (also honoring Veterans), Mrs. Thelma Scott, PresidentCEO and founder of S.A.F.E. Diversity Communities, thanked Yuroba for her 17 years of support for their education and scholarship program efforts.

S.A.F.E. Diversity Communities is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships, support and inspires at risk students with disabilities. To learn more about the organization, their Summer Youth Internship Program or to donate to its mission please visit