MEET HAMANI FISHER
Hamani Fisher, a native of Queens, New York, has been proud to call Huntersville his home since 2005. His passion to assist people in achieving their best, educationally and in life, was exemplified in is home. His mother retired after serving 25 years as the Queens Resource Area 8 Director for the Children Services Division of Child Care/Head Start Resources. His father served as an Early Childhood Consultant for the New York City Health Department/Mental Hygiene before retiring and is now in his 33rd year of teaching in the Education Department of Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Upon graduating from Morehouse College Hamani began his own work with youth. First as a case manager for repeat juvenile offenders with the Juvenile Justice Sanctioned Program, Project Destiny of Atlanta, GA, followed by serving as the Independent Living Coordinator for 13 & 14-year-old foster teens with the Department of Family and Children Services. As the Independent Living Coordinator, Hamani advocated for children through the courts and the community, developed and delivered workshops for parents, as well as education and life skill programs for foster teens.
Hamani then moved to the metropolitan Charlotte area where he began as the Director of Student Ministries at New Birth-Charlotte, a ministry dedicated to children in grades K-12 and their families. Hamani took a holistic approach, building collaborative working relationships with town and county officials, civic groups, and members of the community to provide resources to students and parents to guide students to achieve their highest potential.
Currently, Hamani serves as the Pastor of Life Center International Ministries and President of City Dive Inc, a 501c3 outreach organization. He continues to work with City and County officials, industry partners, civic groups, and the community to develop and deliver intervention solutions for children and residents of Charlotte and surrounding communities.
Hamani and his wife, Kendria have been married 23 years and have three sons who have grown up in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.