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LOCAL HERO | CHARISM

LOCAL HERO: CHARISM A Community Anchor for Kids and Families

CHARISM’s acronym translates to “Community Homes and Resources in Service to Many.” WRITTEN BY: BRITTNEY GOODMAN PHOTOS BY: URBAN TOAD MEDIA

CHARISM, pronounced “Care-ism,” is a nonprofit organization currently centered in the Jefferson Neighborhood of Fargo, grounded in a caring mission for at-risk children and their families. CHARISM’s acronym translates to “Community Homes and Resources in Service to Many,” and current Executive Director, John Fisher, described the idea behind the organization as coming from the definition of “CHARISM”: “gift of grace and strength.” To Fisher, serving with grace and strength is what drives CHARISM. 30 / THE GOOD LIFE / urbantoadmedia.com

CHARISM is a neighborhood support center for underserved youth and their families, providing programs and services to improve their quality of life. Their programs foster neighborhood connections as well as providing a safe and welcoming place for students. Fisher, serving in the executive director’s role for the past three years, described CHARISM’s mission as “empowering people:” “Some kids do not feel like they

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