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Swim mom Debbie Phelps joins local after-school supporter CASE
to promote National Parent Involvement Day on Nov. 15

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Swim mom Debbie Phelps, mother of world swimming champion Michael Phelps, partners with the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment (CASE) to promote National Parent Involvement Day on Nov. 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Houston Garden Center, 1500 Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, Texas.

Keynote speaker Phelps shares her success story as a single mother of three. Her insight as an educator provides testimony to the difference a parent can make in a child's education.

Joining Phelps in a question-and-answer panel session are local leaders Aldine Superintendent Wanda Bamberg; Frost Bank Vice President of Community Development Joyce Tyler-Williams; Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Laura G. Murillo; Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison; and Precinct 1 Community Aide Zachary Brown. KHOU-TV News Anchorwoman Shern-Min Chow is moderator.

The event begins with Phelps’ keynote message from 11 a.m.-noon followed by lunch and a parent resource fair from noon-1 p.m.  The panel discussion is set from 1-2 p.m.  Tickets are $35 with a discount available for students (with ID).

For information or to register, go to www.afterschoolzone.org or call (713) 696-1360.  

About the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment, or CASE:  CASE, a division of Harris County Department of Education, provides and supports after-school programs in 100 after-school sites in greater Harris County for over 12,000 students in grades pre-k through 12.
Access www.afterschoolzone.org for more information.
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