Rev. Harold L. Moore has worked both in and out of the ministry helping to make life better for members of Milwaukee community for much of his life. Over the past 24 years he has intensified his efforts working tirelessly to serve the community through his ministry as Pastor of The Mercy Memorial Baptist Church, and the development of a viable Faith-Based organization that serves community residents.
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Rev Harold L. Moore has worked both in and out of the ministry helping to make life better for members of Milwaukee community for much of his life. Over the past 24 years he has intensified has efforts and worked tirelessly to serve the community through his ministry as Pastor of The Mercy Memorial Baptist Church, and the development of a viable Faith-Based organization that serves community residents.
Rev Moore Founded the Dr. Howard L. Fuller Educational Resource Center in 1988 to meet the educational needs of children in the community. By 1996 the Center had broadened its mission to Educating Children and Restoring Families. The Family Resource Center opened that same year and was incorporated as the Dr. Howard L. Fuller Education Foundation.
In May of 2001, the Third District Community Justice Center (CJC) opened, as a Model Service Center designed in collaboration with the area resident's council, clergy and law enforcement agencies. The CJC's primary function was to aid the community by providing Wrap Around Ministries that improved the quality of life. The CJC was open 5 days a week, 8 a.m.- midnight, with a goal of providing services and ministering to the community 24 hours a day, 7-days a week. The CJC offered a citywide food pantry, clothing bank, employment services, various counseling services, men's and women's support groups, parenting classes, a variety of life skills workshops and workstations for law enforcement (DA's Office and the Department of Corrections and the Police Department). In the year 2005 the Foundation started a new program called, Faith in Action Support Team (F.A.S.T.) which offered mentoring to those entering the work force, and those leaving the correctional system. The unique feature of the mentoring program was that there were multiple mentors assigned to each person and they stayed with that person for as many as long as 18 months.
The CJC also collaborated with the Wisconsin State Department of Health and the City of Milwaukee Department of Health to provide free and confidential screenings for HIV and STD's. The CJC also worked with Family Services of Milwaukee a Division of Aurora Health Care to provide access to Mental Health care and Family Counseling for area resident's.
As a part of Pastor Moore's goal to assist in the revitalization of the community his organizations rehabbed two houses that are currently serving as transitional housing for women leaving the states correctional facilities. In an attempt to respond to the needs of youth while addressing the organization revitalization initiatives, Rev Moore's organization implemented a Operation Fresh Start Program. Which constructed a total of four new homes. Operation Fresh Start was collaboration between the Wisconsin State Department of Administration, The Private
Industry Council of Milwaukee County, Operation Fresh Start of Madison Wisconsin. The project provided employment for ten youth between the ages of 16 & 22, who were under supervision by the Department of Corrections or, who had been under supervision in the past. The youth would build a single family home that would then be sold to a low-income family upon completion. Additionally, the youth were enrolled in the Foundation's educational program.
Reverend Moore named the Foundation after the former Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools. The Foundation is so named, Rev Moore says because of Dr. Fuller's genuine love care, concern and commitment to improving the lives of poor and disadvantaged children in the city of Milwaukee
Reverend Moore has served as a member of the former Community Safety Coalition, as a member of Clergy for Educational Options, a project developed and supported by the Center for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University. The Mercy Memorial Baptist Church which he has been pastor of for the past 25 years is a member of the Lakeland Baptist Association.
Reverend Moore also served on the Governor's Pardon Advisory Board from the year 2007 through 2010.
In the year 2007 sensing the economy sliding into a deep recession, and a server reduction of available funding, the Howard Fuller Education Foundation down sized, consolidated services, and detennined to live to fight another day. In January of 2011 the Howard L. Fuller Education forged a collaboration with the Alma Center and in the summer of 2011 lunched it's Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Imitative.
Operation fresh start housing program (OFS) was a program designed to provide a second chance for youth that have had some involvement with courts. The project had three primary components: