Registration, information available at www.afterschoolzone.org
Swim mom Debbie Phelps, mother of world swimming champion Michael Phelps, partners with the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment (CASE) to promote National Parent Involvement Day on Nov. 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Houston Garden Center, 1500 Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, Texas.
Keynote speaker Phelps shares her success story as a single mother of three. Her insight as an educator provides testimony to the difference a parent can make in a child’s education.
Joining Phelps in a question-and-answer panel session are local leaders Aldine Superintendent Wanda Bamberg; Frost Bank Vice President of Community Development Joyce Tyler-Williams; Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Laura G. Murillo; Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison; and Precinct 1 Community Aide Zachary Brown. KHOU-TV News Anchorwoman Shern-Min Chow is moderator.
The event begins with Phelps’ keynote message from 11 a.m.-noon followed by lunch and a parent resource fair from noon-1 p.m. The panel discussion is set from 1-2 p.m. Tickets are $35 with a discount available for students (with ID).
For information or to register, go to www.afterschoolzone.org or call (713) 696-1360.
About the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment, or CASE: CASE, a division of Harris County Department of Education, provides and supports after-school programs in 100 after-school sites in greater Harris County for over 12,000 students in grades pre-k through 12. Access www.afterschoolzone.org for more information.
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 www.hcde-texas.org.
Contact: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