Afterschool Zone Home

  • The Afterschool Zone is the virtual meeting place to share resources, know-how and innovative ideas. CASE for Kids uses the web site to update the community about funding opportunities, highlight model projects and connect the community with after-school activities all across Harris county. This on-line interactive resource allows parents, providers, after-school programs, students and the community an opportunity to connect during out-of-school time.

    COVID-19 Update: CASE For Kids, a division of HCDE, is now back in the office. Please call prior to coming in. Check out our latest at-home resources below in the accordian dropdown.

     Award Announcement: 2020-2021 CASE for Kids Partnership Project

Our Vision:

  • A connected community investing in opportunities for youth.

Our Mission:

  • Strengthen, support, and sustain afterschool programs and out-of-school time activities.


  • CASE Partnership Project Makes Impact Among At-Risk Students Enrolled in 5Works Afterschool Program in Alief Apartment Complex
    by HCDE-Texas

    "At an apartment complex in Alief, an afterschool program run by a nonprofit is being infused with $10,000 in matching funds by the CASE for Kids Partnership Project. Supported through community partners like Harris County Department of Education’s Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids (CASE for Kids), children enrolled in the program are advancing academically and getting emotional help during COVID-19.

    Twenty-nine nonprofits and schools with comprehensive afterschool programs gained their share of $550,000 in funding from the Partnership Project for the 2020-2021 school year as awardees were announced by CASE for Kids..."

    Read the entire article...

Additional Information and Resources

  • Upcoming Afterschool Events

  • OST Professional Development

  • Activities to Do at Home

  • Tips if You are Losing Income During Quarantine

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    October 19-23, 2020
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