Pastor Chris Harris



Bright Star Community Outreach, Inc.


Pastor Chris Harris leads Bright Star Church ( in Chicago’s Bronzeville Community and has ministered in over 24 countries singing Gospel and Jazz.

He is founder of Bright Star Community Outreach ( a 501c3 dedicated to youth & family anti-violence programs. He has developed the TURN Center (The Urban Resilience Network) based on the Israeli model of NATAL in Tel Aviv. TURN endeavors to focus on five core competencies: counseling, parenting, mentorship, work-force development and advocacy. Its unique model will utilize faith and community leaders as trauma
counselors and use community surveys as the basis for services that directly correspond to the unique needs of constituents. Its end-to-end approach offers a replicable, evidenced-based template for risk assessment and program evaluation. Although the TURN Center will sit in Bronzeville; it will serve Chicago as a whole, and our ultimate goal is to replicate this model across the United States in other traumatized communities.

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