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Elementary and Primary Education
Harris County Department of Education
News Release
Friday, August 05, 2011

$2.2 million in after-school funding awarded to Harris County’s CASE


Ten Houston-area schools gain federal funding for after-school programs through a $2.2 million award to Harris County Department of Education’s Cooperative for After-School Enrichment.


The federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Center grant extends throughout the school year from Aug. 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012 and was awarded to CASE through the Texas Education Agency.  Districts receiving the funds include Aldine, Alief, Galena Park, Pasadena, Pearland, Sheldon and Waller.  Also included is state charter school YES Prep West.


“With this award, children in elementary, middle and high school gain opportunities to participate in after-school programs that promote academics, career exploration, character development, fine arts, sports and more,” Lisa Caruthers, CASE director said.


Schools awarded grants include the following:


Alief ISD:  Bush Elementary ($203,174); Aldine ISD: Kujawa Elementary ($188,522); Galena Park ISD: Galena Park High ($132,813); Pasadena ISD: Kruse Elementary ($176,250); Pearland ISD: Sablatura Middle ($173,746); Sheldon ISD: Carroll Elementary ($166,172) and Sheldon Elementary ($164,322); Waller ISD: Roberts Road Elementary ($230,000) and Waller High ($329,781); State Charter:  YES Prep West ($158,093).


Harris County Department of Education was one of 40 education entities throughout the state to receive the grant award.  The 21st Century Community Learning Centers enlist opportunities for academic enrichment along with programs designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.


About CASE: The Cooperative for After-School Enrichment (CASE) is a division of Harris County Department of Education.  CASE provides after-school programs in over 70 after-school sites in Harris County for about 12,000 students in elementary through high school in greater Harris County. The CASE mission is to strengthen, support and sustain after-school programs. Formed in 1999 by HCDE, the CASE vision is to ensure that every child in Harris County has access to a quality after-school 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, 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

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