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Celebrate the importance of after school in greater Houston at breakfast on Oct. 18

The Greater Houston Lights On Alliance hosts a breakfast on Oct. 18 at 7:30 a.m. at the Hotel Derek, 2525 West Loop South. The 13th annual event is a celebration of the importance of after-school programs in Houston and follows a national movement to call attention to importance of after-school education.

Keynote speaker is Council Member C.O. “Brad” Bradford. Khambrel Marshall of KPRC Channel 2 is the emcee, with special guest Dr. Peter A. Witt, Texas A&M University. Cost is $40 and includes parking.

To register, go online to . For information, call (713) 696-1331 or email:

The Alliance includes the following members: Harris County Department of Education’s Cooperative for After-School Enrichment; the Houston Parks & Recreation Department and the After-School Achievement Program; The YMCA of Greater Houston; the South East Texas After-School Association (SETAA); Citizen Schools; Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston; Houston Independent School District; and Fort Bend Independent School District’s Extended Day Program.

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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