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CASE for Kids Providers Network

CASE for Kids Provider Network is a list of approved providers who deliver a broad range of services that engage youth in age appropriate, project-based learning during out-of-school time throughout the greater Houston area. As a part of the Provider Network, CASE for Kids will offer providers’ opportunities to promote, expand and enhance their services to build their organizational capacity.  

2019 - 2020 HCDE CASE for Kids Contracted Services and Trainers - Request for Proposal (RFP) 

CASE for Kids is pleased to announce an opportunity for experienced direct service providers to compete for a contract to provide services to the afterschool community in the Harris and surrounding counties.

If you are interested in competing to become a trainer or consultant for CASE for Kids, please go to the HCDE eBid System to register as a bidder.  Respond to RFP #19/031IA-2 (CASE for Kids Contracted Services and Trainers).

Attend Pre-Proposal/RFP Meeting (Optional):
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Location: 
Harris County Department of Education
6300 Irvington Blvd., Houston, TX 77022, RM 100A 

Deadline to register as a bidder and respond to Request for Proposal (RFP):
Thursday, September 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

A committee selected by HCDE will review and evaluate all proposals and make a recommendation to the HCDE Board of Trustees. HCDE will base a recommendation for contract award on the evaluation factors listed in accordance with Texas Education Code § 44.031.

Any questions regarding this proposal should be directed in writing to Inga Ash at iash@hcde-texas.org.

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AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program that works to eliminate poverty. The first VISTAs began serving in 1965 in the migrant farm worker camps in California, the hollows of eastern Kentucky, and the inner city of Hartford, CT. Since then, more than 180,000 VISTAs have served throughout America to expand the capacity of homegrown efforts to address community challenges.

VISTAs develop initiatives that enable people to become self-sufficient and secure. Our impact is reflected in the hundreds of programs that VISTAs helped launch over the decades, including Head Start, Upward Bound, the credit union system, Habitat for Humanity, and Neighborhood Watch.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a program of CNCS, the federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering.

ENRICH Afterschool 

ENRICH, Evaluating the Needs, Resources and Initiatives in the Communities of Houston in support of after-school, brings the local afterschool, or out-of-school time, community—including school districts, government organizations and nonprofit agencies—together with key stakeholders to discuss the needs of youth in relation to afterschool programs. The Project will examine how out-of-school time programs impact participants, families and communities. Project goals are to:

  • Identify themes of unity in relation to out-of-school time needs, outcomes, and impact
  • Design a research project based on the collaborative work of the Harris County afterschool community
  • Create frameworks for strategic investments in Harris County afterschool programs
  • Promote the impact our afterschool programs are having on Houston’s youth

Collaborate With CASE for Kids

Information coming soon.