Ra'Sheena Harris and De'Asia Fuller
By: Kathleen Monts
Koinonia is pleased to provide opportunities for young people to work, to give back to the community, and to continue their educational goals. We recognize two young women who have been with us for some time and of which we are very proud.
De’Asia Harris Fuller has been with us consistently over the years. She attended Koinonia Child Daycare Center at the age of one. De’Asia is the granddaughter of Rev. Norris Harris and the late Imogene Harris. She is a 2016 graduate of Sumter County High School. De’Asia continued her education at Darton College (now Albany State University) and South Georgia Technical College, where she received the Associate degree in Criminal Justice. During her studies, she interned at the District Attorney’s Office in Americus, and is presently working at the Sumter County Correctional Institute as a Control Officer.
This vibrant young woman is an active member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Oglethorpe, Georgia, where she sings in the choir. Reared in a nurturing and religious home, she loves attending church service, serving her church and community, and meeting people.
Dee, as she is called by family and friends, loves gospel music, singing, cooking, and helping people. She worked in the sorting room and in the bakery for two years while attending school.
De’Asia’s plans include attending Columbus State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Ra’Sheena Shambrell Harris has worked in Koinonia in several capacities over the years. She is the daughter of Rev. Gerald Harris and Martha Ann Harris. She worked part-time while attending school at Darton College (now Albany State University). On December 14, 2019, she graduated from Albany State University with an Associate degree in Health Science.
Ra’Sheena is a member of the Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church where she serves as the church’s percussionist, a YPD (Young People’s Department) Advisor, and a YAM (Young Active Missionary). She is also a percussionist for Welcome Baptist Church.
Sheena, as she is called by family and friends, enjoys working with youth at the church, playing the drums, and helping seniors.
Her service and work to Koinonia include serving as a counselor at KCOC Summer Camp for three years, teaching swimming lessons to youth at Koinonia’s Summer Camp, and sorting pecans in the sorting room for three years. She also worked one season in the bakery and one season in shipping.
Ra’Sheena’s goals are to seek employment in the Heath Occupational field, and further her education to the master’s degree level.