CASE for Kids
Afterschool Sustainability Initiative (ASI)
CASE for Kids (The Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning for Kids) is a division of HCDE that was formed in 1999. The vision of CASE for Kids is to ensure that every child in Harris County, Texas will have access to high-quality, expanded learning opportunities. The mission of CASE for Kids is to strengthen, support, and sustain afterschool programs and out-of-school activities. CASE for Kids believes a quality out-of-school time program provides avenues for opportunities for youth to excel, explore, and expand their horizons before school, after school, on weekends, and during the summer. A quality program provides a safe and inclusive environment, diverse learning opportunities, effective administrative strategies, collaborative relationships, and intentional program promotion.
Since 2004, CASE has granted supplemental project funding to nonprofits through the After-School Initiative. The project was designed to generate successful partnerships in the community and support the valuable work that Harris County nonprofits are providing to at risk youth beyond school day hours.
In 2016, CASE plans to launch the Afterschool Sustainability Initiative (ASI) with the goal to continue building those partnerships. The new CASE ASI model will maximize community investment on leveraged funds to promote sustainability of out-of-school time comprehensive programs operated by nonprofits.