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CASE After-School Initiative awards $390,000 to support 26 nonprofit after-school providers in 9 districts

Students in nine area school districts will benefit from services from 26 after-school service providers in community centers and elementary, middle and high schools throughout Harris County provided through a $390,000 grant.

The grant supplied by Houston Endowment, Inc. via the Education Foundation of Harris County is administered through the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment or CASE. CASE is a division of Harris County Department of Education and serves about 10,000 students yearly with after-school programming.

Funding to the nonprofits ranges from $2,000 to $30,000 and supports services from Sept. 3 to May 31.

“The after-school funding provides money for high-quality, out-of-school time activities that stimulate learning and develop skills that are based on the nonprofit recipients areas of expertise,” said CASE Director Lisa Caruthers.

Districts benefiting include Houston, Pasadena, Alief, Waller, Sheldon, Goose Creek Consolidated, Spring Branch, Channelview and Stafford.

The nonprofit after-school providers offer a plethora of services and include the Alley Theatre, Houston Marathon Foundation, FotoFest, Boys and Girls Country and Children’s Museum of Houston.

View a complete list of CASE After-School Initiative grant recipients for 2012-2013.

Photo cutline: Pasadena Independent School District Maritza Diaz practices the drums in a program directed by nonprofit after-school provider Dinkins Music and Art Foundation, a recipient of a $2,000 CASE After-School Initiative grant for 2012-2013.

About HCDE: Harris County Department of Education provides education services to the general public and 26 school districts throughout Harris County and beyond. Services include adult education, programs to promote safe schools, after-school programs, therapy services, professional development for educators, special schools, alternative certification for principals and teachers, Early Childhood Intervention and Head Start programs. We offer purchasing procurement, grant development, program research and evaluation, records management, and school finance support. Since 1889, our services continue to evolve to meet the needs of our education public. Visit us at

Carol E. Vaughn, Communications/Media Relations Manager
Harris County Department of Education
6300 Irvington Blvd., Houston TX 77022
713-696-0756 office, 281-660-9205 cell

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