• This is a graphic centerpiece for the 2023 County Connections Youth Summer Initiative

Congratulations, Grant Recipients!

  • County Connections Youth Summer Initiative 2023, funded directly by Harris County, supports nonprofit organizations that address the need for youth services during the summer. Initiatives funded by the CASE for Kids County Connections program provide comprehensive summer programs, short-term projects and summer camps hosted in-person or virtually from a variety of locations, including schools, community centers, apartment complexes and churches.

    The nonprofit organizations listed have been awarded a County Connections Youth Summer Initiative 2023 grant award. Funding for the County Connections Project is provided by Harris County and administered by the Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids or CASE for Kids, a division of Harris County Department of Education. A total of 95 applications were received requesting funding. More than $1.3M was awarded to over 40 organizations to provide engaging summer activities to sites across the county. The organizations listed on the following pages will provide diverse activities for youth after school, including fine arts, academic enrichment, college exploration and youth mentoring. Congratulations to all grant recipients! We are grateful to Harris County for their investment and support of out-of-school time programming.

    Download the list of grant recipients


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About Us

  • The Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids, or CASE for Kids, is a division of Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) that was formed in 1999. The vision of CASE for Kids is to ensure that every child in Harris County will have access to high-quality, expanded learning opportunities. 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. 

    All grant recipients had to complete the CASE for Kids Youth Services for Afterschool and Summer RFP (RFP #22/012IA–2) process by 2 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2022.

    For more questions, email toracia.swift@hcde-texas.org.