CASE for Kids

CASE for Kids CASE for Kids provides assistance to child care centers, summer camps and afterschool programs to improve the quality of out-of-school time opportunities.
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The Harris County Department of Education formed the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment (CASE) in 1999, to mobilize the community to work together to ensure that every child in Harris County has access to an after-school program. CASE has been endorsed by all 26 Houston/Harris County School Superintendents. After-school programs keep kids safe, help working families, and improve academic achievement.

Operating as usual

COVID-19 Update from CASE for Kids:HCDE Facilities Are Currently Closed Through March 20, 2020ALL CASE FOR KIDS ACTIVITI...
03/14/2020

COVID-19 Update from CASE for Kids:
HCDE Facilities Are Currently Closed Through March 20, 2020
ALL CASE FOR KIDS ACTIVITIES ARE POSTPONED

Statement from HCDE:
Out of an abundance of caution with regard to COVID-19 (coronavirus), to protect the safety of our students and staff and in keeping with the closures of ISD's in Harris County we serve, all HCDE buildings will be closed next week, March 16-20.

Since HCDE is officially closed, all CASE for Kids activities, projects, lending library, and trainings are cancelled for now. The COVID-19 situation is ever changing, so we will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions about our services to the out-of-school time community. CASE for Kids provides many services to multiple afterschool program providers, program directors, teachers, grantees, and coaches. Below is some specific information you need to know:

All-Earth Ecobot Challenge:
The Practice Day event for the Middle School Competition scheduled for Saturday, March 28th is postponed. We are planning to re-schedule this event for teachers and coaches ONLY. More details will be posted on the Ecobot Challenge website.

We have cancelled the Thursday, April 2nd Practice Day event for our High School Competition. No new plan has been determined yet for this competition. Coordinator Tracie Scales will email all coaches at the end of March with the new plan.

At this time, the Challenge Day events set for Saturday, April 18th for Elementary Schools and Saturday, April 25th for Middle Schools are still planned to occur as usual. However, CASE for Kids will continue to communicate with school districts and monitor the COVID-19 situation carefully. Again, all final decisions about the Challenge Day events will be posted on the Ecobot Challenge website. Stay tuned!

CASE Debates:
The Monday, March 23rd CASE Debates Impact Awards Ceremony has been postponed. We will look for a new date to celebrate the amazing 2019-2020 debate season. Coordinator Toni Candis will send an email to all debate coaches, judges, and volunteers soon. Feel free to continue nominating people for the awards.

City Connections Grantees:
CASE for Kids is working with the City of Houston to ensure your City Connections grant funds will not be jeopardized by the school district closures. While it is HCDE/CASE for Kids recommendation to temporarily suspend services, we also recognize that families may still need the support of your afterschool programs. If you are a community-based host site or if your host site is continuing to serve families, please follow your organization's procedures as well as national and local directives to make the best decision for your students’ safety. More details regarding payment and final reports have been sent directly to you via email from our Manager, Mary Glover & Coordinator, Adrian Izaguirre.

Training / Workshop Series
All scheduled trainings are postponed for now. At this time, CASE for Kids has not cancelled the March 28th Spring Symposium. But please note, we are considering other options such as hosting a virtual conference. We will notify all registered participants by email and post information on our social media platforms soon.

SMART Zone Lending Library
This service is postponed for now. If you have any questions about materials checked out, please email Coordinator Victoria Lopez-Case.

Please refer to our HCDE coronavirus webpage for more information about COVID-19: https://hcde-texas.org/covid-information/ .

For 21st Century Programs
Please work with your assigned Coordinator, Jasmine Castleberry or Mario Garcia to relay any program closures or changes in district policy (i.e., policies regarding volunteers or vendors) during this time. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact our Manager, Jesselyn Arceneaux & Coordinators, Jasmine Castleberry or Mario Garcia.

For Partnership Programs
Please work with your assigned Coordinator, Brandi Nichols to relay any program closures or changes in district policy (i.e., policies regarding volunteers or vendors) during this time. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact our Manager, Jesselyn Arceneaux & Coordinator, Brandi Nichols.

Thank you for your commitment to the nurturing and care of children in Harris County.

Please stay safe and we will talk with you soon!

Thank you,
CASE for Kids Staff

One week until #LightsOnAfterschool ! CASE is excited to join the entire country in celebrating the importance of Afters...
10/17/2019

One week until #LightsOnAfterschool ! CASE is excited to join the entire country in celebrating the importance of Afterschool programs! For 20 years, #LightsOnAfterschool has put a spotlight on the role afterschool has played in our communities - now new research from @FightCrime tells the story of the powerful impact of afterschool during peak juvenile crime hours. Read the report: 3to6.co/prime-time

Only 2 weeks until #LightsOnAfterschool! Join communities all across America celebrating Lights On Afterschool on Octobe...
10/10/2019

Only 2 weeks until #LightsOnAfterschool! Join communities all across America celebrating Lights On Afterschool on October 24—find an event near you: https://3to6.co/loa_find

This week! CASE for Kids 2019 Provider fair! Visit ow.ly/B6yb30prLj9 for more information! #MakingAfterschoolCool #CASEP...
10/08/2019

This week! CASE for Kids 2019 Provider fair!
Visit ow.ly/B6yb30prLj9 for more information!
#MakingAfterschoolCool #CASEProvidersFair

Come see us at the CASES for Kids 2019 Afterschool Provider fair October 11th! #MakingAfterschoolCool
10/03/2019

Come see us at the CASES for Kids 2019 Afterschool Provider fair October 11th! #MakingAfterschoolCool

Do you host afterschool programs? CASE for Kids would like you to meet our afterschool providers/vendors at the free Afterschool Providers Fair, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Providers offer cool activities like hip-hop, golf, dance, robotics and homework help. Also, CASE for Kids hosts free resources like games and equipment through our SMART Zone. Please RSVP at [email protected].

10/02/2019
hcde-texas.org

Have you ever wanted to attend a workshop at Case but weren't sure when or how? Check out our Fall Training Calendar, it has information on all Workshops offered by CASE with links to registration! #MakingAfterschoolCool #CASEforKids

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We're ready to show the world how #AfterschoolWorks for our kids! Join CASE at the 20th celebration of #LightsOnAftersch...
10/01/2019
Lights On Afterschool

We're ready to show the world how #AfterschoolWorks for our kids! Join CASE at the 20th celebration of #LightsOnAfterschool: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm

Programs often choose to take a literal approach to shining a light on afterschool programs when they plan their celebrations! From lighting up landmarks to aiming the spotlight closer to home, here's what you need to know to help your event shine.

Coming up! CASE for Kids 2019 Provider fair! Visit ow.ly/B6yb30prLj9 for more information! #MakingAfterschoolCool #CASEP...
09/27/2019

Coming up! CASE for Kids 2019 Provider fair!
Visit ow.ly/B6yb30prLj9 for more information!
#MakingAfterschoolCool #CASEProvidersFair

We're gearing up for #LightsOnAfterschool by getting the word out! Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to ...
09/26/2019

We're gearing up for #LightsOnAfterschool by getting the word out! Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families—and Lights On Afterschool shines a national spotlight on their impact! http://ow.ly/R4M650wmxSQ

We can't wait to join in on the nationwide celebration #LightsOnAfterschool in just one month! Afterschool programs keep...
09/24/2019

We can't wait to join in on the nationwide celebration #LightsOnAfterschool in just one month! Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families—and on Oct. 24 thousands of programs will share how they're keeping the lights on afterschool for our children!

Does your program support high school juniors? This opportunity is just for you! Visit www.nasa.gov/has to learn more ab...
09/11/2019
High School Aerospace Scholars

Does your program support high school juniors? This opportunity is just for you! Visit www.nasa.gov/has to learn more about the High School Aerospace Scholars program offered through NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration! #STEM #OpportunitiesForOlderYouth #MakingAfterschoolCool

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We're gearing up for #LightsOnAfterschool by getting the word out! Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to ...
09/11/2019

We're gearing up for #LightsOnAfterschool by getting the word out! Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families—and Lights On Afterschool shines a national spotlight on their impact! http://ow.ly/rCoo50w2TFl

October 11th will be the CASE for Kids 2019 Provider fair, don’t miss out! Visit http://ow.ly/B6yb30prLj9 for more infor...
09/03/2019

October 11th will be the CASE for Kids 2019 Provider fair, don’t miss out!
Visit http://ow.ly/B6yb30prLj9 for more information!
#MakingAfterschoolCool #CASEProvidersFair

Dont Forget! The 2019-2020 #CityConnections RFP is live but ends tomorrow! Click here to download your copy: http://ow.l...
08/29/2019

Dont Forget! The 2019-2020 #CityConnections RFP is live but ends tomorrow! Click here to download your copy: http://ow.ly/8pqB50vMFek. Don't miss out on this opportunity to keep #MakingAfterschoolCool!

08/28/2019
hcde-texas.org

REMINDER: the 2019-2020 #CityConnections RFP is live! Click here to download your copy: bit.ly/2LYP2vj. Don't miss out on this opportunity to keep #MakingAfterschoolCool!

REMINDER: the 2019-2020 #CityConnections RFP is live! Click here to download your copy: bit.ly/2LYP2vj. Don't miss out o...
08/28/2019

REMINDER: the 2019-2020 #CityConnections RFP is live! Click here to download your copy: bit.ly/2LYP2vj. Don't miss out on this opportunity to keep #MakingAfterschoolCool!

08/26/2019
Brandi Smith KHOU

Check it out! The CASE for Kids Director, Dr. Lisa Caruthers, and Brandi Smith of KHOU teamed up to share some helpful tips on how to tackle #BrainDrain in the #BackToSchool season! Way to go! #MakingAfterschoolCool

Brain drain is real, y'all! Studies show kids lose MONTHS of lessons over the summer. Here are four simple ways to catch them back up as the school year starts. (I love the final tip from Harris County Department of Education!)

The StoryMap is live! Click the link to learn more about 20 years of afterschool with CASE for Kids! #MakingAfterschoool...
08/26/2019
CASE FOR KIDS

The StoryMap is live! Click the link to learn more about 20 years of afterschool with CASE for Kids! #MakingAfterschooolCool

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

#CASEforKids had a great time Friday at #HCDEconvo19! Check out highlights including team members Chasidy Celestine and ...
08/26/2019

#CASEforKids had a great time Friday at #HCDEconvo19!

Check out highlights including team members Chasidy Celestine and Kimberlee Flowers both celebrating 5 years with @hcdetx! #SeeTheImpact #MakingAfterschoolCool

The 2019-2020 #CityConnections RFP is live! Click here to download your copy: https://bit.ly/2LYP2vj. Don't miss out on ...
08/05/2019

The 2019-2020 #CityConnections RFP is live! Click here to download your copy: https://bit.ly/2LYP2vj. Don't miss out on this opportunity to keep #MakingAfterschoolCool!

Have a wonderful summer!  #MakingAfterschoolCool
07/23/2019

Have a wonderful summer! #MakingAfterschoolCool

It's day two of #NationalSummerLearningWeek! Students at YET Center are celebrating #summer #learning with #CASEforKids ...
07/09/2019

It's day two of #NationalSummerLearningWeek! Students at YET Center are celebrating #summer #learning with #CASEforKids #SummerLearningWeek kits! #MakingAfterschoolCool @summerlearning

Summer Learning Week is HERE! Let's celebrate with some fun summer resources! Don't forget to check out National Summer ...
07/08/2019

Summer Learning Week is HERE! Let's celebrate with some fun summer resources! Don't forget to check out National Summer Learning Association website for ideas and resources. #SummerLearningWeek #SummerLearning #Summer #OST #MakingAfterschoolCool

Check out the amazing resources the National Summer Learning Association is offering for College and Career readiness.  ...
07/02/2019

Check out the amazing resources the National Summer Learning Association is offering for College and Career readiness. #SummerLearningFun #SummerLearningWeek #education

#TheAmazingRace, hosted by #CASEforKids, was exactly that--amazing! Students utilized team work, quick thinking skills a...
07/01/2019

#TheAmazingRace, hosted by #CASEforKids, was exactly that--amazing! Students utilized team work, quick thinking skills and numerous clues to navigate Houston area college and university campuses. Thank you to everyone that supported this day of college and career exploration for older youth! #MakingAfterschoolCool #ICYMI

Check out the amazing resources #CASEforKids Smart Zone has for OST programs. #SummerLearningFun #SummerLearningWeek #li...
06/25/2019

Check out the amazing resources #CASEforKids Smart Zone has for OST programs. #SummerLearningFun #SummerLearningWeek #literacy

#KidsDayAtHobbyCenter was a smashing success! Thank you to all of the students, parents, site coordinators, and artists ...
06/21/2019

#KidsDayAtHobbyCenter was a smashing success! Thank you to all of the students, parents, site coordinators, and artists for their participation and collaboration to create an amazing day! #AllTheWorldsAStage #MakingAfterschoolCool #ArtsInAfterschool

It's the official #FirstDayofSummer! Let's celebrate Summer Learning and have an amazing summer! Check out what the Mill...
06/21/2019

It's the official #FirstDayofSummer! Let's celebrate Summer Learning and have an amazing summer! Check out what the Miller Outdoor Theatre and Houston Young Artists' Concert has to offer! #SummerLearningFun #SummerLearningWeek

06/20/2019

#KidsDayAtHobbyCenter has kicked off! Students are preparing to practice for the big show! Let’s go! #MakingAfterschoolCool

06/20/2019
Brazilian Arts Foundation

Brazilian Arts Foundation

A very special thank you to Houston City Council Member Karla Cisneros for selecting us for the Harris County Department of Education Cooperative for After School Enrichment CASE for Kids City Connections Grant. Due to the combination of funds from the City Connections Grant and the Brazilian Arts Foundation we were able to positively impact the lives of 14 children ages 8-16 in Houston’s District H, developing skills that will broaden their horizons and serve them in all their future endeavors.
#CouncilmemberKarlaCisneros #Harriscountydepartmentofeducation #Caseforkids #bcihouston #Capoeira #Capoeirahouston #Cityconnectionhouston #bafhouston

The official day of summer begins on June 21st so let's count down the days and celebrate Summer Learning together! Chec...
06/17/2019

The official day of summer begins on June 21st so let's count down the days and celebrate Summer Learning together! Check out what the Houston Public Library has to offer! #SummerLearningFun #SummerLearningWeek

#SummerLearningFun
06/12/2019

#SummerLearningFun

Congratulations to the 2019 graduates of #CASEDebates from Galena Park H.S, Harmony School of Advancement, KIPP Northwes...
06/12/2019

Congratulations to the 2019 graduates of #CASEDebates from Galena Park H.S, Harmony School of Advancement, KIPP Northwest, YES Prep Fifth Ward, and YES Prep North Central!

Lyda Hill Philanthropies Launches $25 Million Girls' STEM Initiative
06/05/2019
Lyda Hill Philanthropies Launches $25 Million Girls' STEM Initiative

Lyda Hill Philanthropies Launches $25 Million Girls' STEM Initiative

With the goal of inspiring girls to pursue STEM careers, the IF/THEN Initiative will bring together a coalition of science institutions and some of the most recognizable names and brands in popular culture to highlight positive professional role models in STEM fields....

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Harris County Department of Education’s Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids, or CASE for Kids, collaborates with philanthropic, corporate, small business and civic partners to bring greater funding and better quality to out-of-school time programs in Harris County.

Since its creation in 1999 to ensure that every child in Harris County has access to an afterschool program, CASE for Kids has leveraged more than $150 million to support out-of-school time programming. This year, CASE is on track to serve 15,000 youth through services provided by 233 community partners. CASE for Kids maintains a growing database of more than 800 community partners and stakeholders who seek to raise awareness about the importance of out-ofschool time investments in the lives of youth.

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