CASE for Kids awarded $1.5 million in federal funding for 2018-19 to serve 10 schools with comprehensive afterschool programs

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July 30, 2018 by HCDE-Texas

CASE for Kids Hobby CenterThe Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids, or CASE for Kids, has been awarded $1.5 million in federal grants to fund afterschool programs through the Texas Education Agency for the 2018-2019 school year. The 10 schools receiving the funding through CASE for Kids are located within two area school districts and four charter school organizations.

Schools include Galena Park ISD’s North Shore, Tice and Williamson elementary schools and Sheldon ISD’s C.E. King High School, C.E. King Middle School and Royalwood Elementary School. Charter schools include Baker Ripley Promise Community School, Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) George I. Sanchez High School, Raul Yzaguirre Schools for Success Houston STEM & Early College High School and Southwest Schools Southwest Bissonnet Elementary.

The grant period for the federally-funded, 21st Century Community Learning Center grants is from Aug. 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019.

The Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids, or CASE for Kids, provides resources, training and afterschool services for over 9,000 students in greater Harris County.

In Texas, the program regulated by TEA called Texas Afterschool Centers on Education, or Texas ACE operates before and after school sites, as well as summer enrichment. Sites provide students in grades K-12 with opportunities to access academic enrichment, tutorial services and a broad range of additional programs and enrichment activities. These can include physical fitness, nutrition, science, the arts, internships and dual credit.

The federal grants make the locally-based CASE for Kids eligible for two additional years of afterschool funding contingent upon available funds and performance. This is the 10th cohort of grants TEA has awarded since the federal program’s beginnings in 2002, and CASE for Kids has gained and managed funding through all 10 cycles.

“More than ever, children need safe places to go and enriching activities to get involved in,” said Lisa Thompson-Caruthers, CASE for Kids director. “We remain committed to Houston-area families as an out-of-school time leader.”

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