5 Houston City Council members meet with CASE for Kids City Connections afterschool providers at Harris County Department of Education

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March 3, 2017 by HCDE-Texas

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Neighborhoods in each of 11 Houston City Council districts benefit from funding from the city of Houston designated for afterschool programs this school year. The city partnership is provided through the Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids, or CASE for Kids “City Connections,” a program hosted through Harris County Department of Education.

CASE for Kids hosted five council members and their nonprofit afterschool providers on Feb. 23 as they met for networking and photos. Houston City Council members included Robert Gallegos, District I; Jerry Davis, District B; Dave Martin, District E; Karla Cisneros, District H; and Brenda Stardig, District A.

Funding began Oct. 31 through April 30 for organizations selected as afterschool providers in District A. Awards range from $4,000-$10,000 for each organization. The partnership with the city of Houston and CASE for Kids provides $45,000 in funding for nonprofit organizations in each of the 11 Houston City Council districts A-K. In addition, Council Members had the opportunity to increase their grant budget with special district funds.

“Afterschool programs are important as they keep children in our city safe and provide enrichment,” said Harris County School Superintendent James Colbert, Jr. “We are humbled by hosting this event which allows our city leaders to come together and celebrate their successes with these afterschool providers.”

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