Texas ACE Program
Texas ACE After School Program
Texas Afterschool Centers on Education
The federally funded Texas ACE program offers free, safe, educational after school programs at six GISD campuses. Our program is funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. Our grant was awarded in 2018, and we are currently funded through 2023.
We run after school programs at six campuses:
- Ball High School
- Crenshaw Elementary & Middle
- Burnet Elementary (3rd & 4th grade)
- Morgan Elementary (3rd & 4th grade)
- Oppe Elementary (3rd & 4th grade)
- Parker Elementary (3rd & 4th grade)
Each of our programs is run by a full-time site coordinator, who tailors the program to meet the needs of the students, their families, and the campus. The site coordinators work alongside campus administrators to complement school day learning. Every program is unique, and offers a variety of activities, alongside homework help and academic tutoring.
The coordinators are supported by the Project Director, Family Engagement Specialist, Curriculum Writer, and Administrative Assistant, who form the rest of the team. We hire staff from GISD and from the community to lead activities in our programs. We also partner with various community organizations and businesses to meet the needs of our students and families.
Our community partners include: Young Gardener’s Program, Comp-u-dopt, Clay Cup Studios, Galveston Railroad Museum, UTMB Connect, Sea Star Base, Chef Mary Bass, Concetta Maceo, Eatcetera, Galveston Symphony Orchestra
We hold regular family events such as art evenings and virtual cooking classes. We work closely with GISD Family and Community Engagement Specialist, Dr. Vivian Hernandez, to support the families of GISD.
We also run summer programs for students from all of our campuses, in addition to serving students from other GISD campuses as the need arises.