Monique Harris is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis on the non-profit sector. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis on administration, policies, and procedures. In 2007, Monique and a colleague started a program to help young ladies get off the streets of Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada Children First non-profit organization was born. The organization addresses the needs of homeless, pregnant, and parenting youth throughout Southern Nevada. SNCF’s efforts are achieved by providing safe environments in which youth are supported through housing, mentoring, advocacy, education, counseling, and intensive case management. Monique is motivated by her faith and belief that this is what God intended for her to do with her life and she has been able to assist over 3,000 at-risk youth who have completely transformed their lives.
The Jameson Fellowship focuses on leadership and recognizes individuals – of diverse ages, races, backgrounds, sectors, and organizations - for their contributions to southern Nevada. The Fellowship is an investment in relationships and aims to build a solid and connected leadership base across the nonprofit sector.