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Grant Awards 2015-2016

Governor's Office, Criminal Justice Division - Juvenile Crisis Intervention program 
PISD received a grant award from the Governor's Office, Criminal Justice Division, in the amount of $154,752. This award will provide the Juvenile Crisis Intervention program at five campuses.  The goal of this program is to reduce the number of PISD students becoming involved in the juvenile justice system, prevent students from dropping  out of school and improve attendance and behavior among a targeted group of 325 high-risk students at Sam Rayburn High School, Park View Intermediate, Tegeler Career Center, Dobie East, and the Guidance Center School.
Contact
: Barbara Fuqua & Cindy Wilson - Accountability & Compliance (713-740-0027)

Dollar General Youth Literacy grants
Burnett Elementary was awarded a $3,500 Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to purchase Leveled Literacy Intervention System kits to improve reading skills for 30 to 60 students who don't qualify for special programs but need additional support.
Contact: Jael Penn - Intervention Teacher (713-740-0536)

Dollar General Youth Literacy grants 
Golden Acres Elementary was awarded a $2,498 Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to provide access to interactive reading software for approximately 200 K, 1st, and 2nd grade students identified as struggling/below grade level readers.
Contact: Lisa Davis - Principal and Jennifer Decker (713-740-0600)

Dollar General Youth Literacy grants 
Stuchbery Elementary was awarded a $3,416 Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to provide access to interactive reading software for approximately 200 K, 1st, and 2nd grade students identified as struggling/below grade level readers.
Contact: Carolyn Waller and Tonya Davis (713-740-0752)

Good Neighbor Innovation Schools
Miller Intermediate was awarded a $5,000 Good Neighbor Innovation School grant. This grant will support service-learning using YSA school programs, including Semester of Service, Classrooms with a Cause, and Global Youth Service Day.
Contact: Vanessa Reyes (832-768-9577)


Harris County Department of Education's CASE  21st Century Community Learning Centers, Cycle 7, year 5
Kruse Elementary was awarded a $169,504 grant. The grant will be used to provide a quality after-school program of academic enrichment for a minimum of 125 students and family and parental support services to a minimum of 40 adults.
Contact: Maria Osorio- Kruse Elementary (713-740-0624)

Harris County Department of Education's CASE  21st Century Community Learning Centers, Cycle 8, year 3
South Houston Elementary was awarded a $177,216 grant. The grant will be used to provide after-school programs of academic enrichment for a minimum of 125 students and family parental support services to a minimum of 40 adults.
Contact: Alma Quiroga -South Houston Elementary (713-740-0736)

Harris County Department of Education CASE Partnership
Frazier, Stuchbery and Williams Elementary were awarded a grant totaling $90,000, with each campus receiving $30,000.  The grant funds will be used to provide quality after school programs of academic enrichment
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Contact (Frazier): Susan Blue (713-740-0560)
Contact (Stuchbery): Melissa Cardenas (713-740-0752)
Contact (Williams): Michael Weinman and Matthew Sanchez (713-740-0776)

Harris County Department of Education CASE Partnership, Special Programs
Teague Elementary was awarded a grant award in the amount of $50,000.  The grant will provide afterschool educational and recreational program for identified special needs students in grades K-4.  The program will provide enriching activities to support school readiness, early learning and literacy activities for a minimum of 35 students with autism or other significant developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.
Contact: Erica Ba (713-740-0370) and Karen Mintsioulis (713-740-0212)


Oliver Foundation
Turner Elementary received a grant award in the amount of $1,500 from the Oliver Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase BOSU & Trampoline Trainers to support cross-curricular learning while encouraging active behavior for students during PE classes, and for afterschool & community events.
Contact: Jackie Carver - Physical Education Teacher (713-740-0768)

Oliver Foundation
South Houston High School received a grant award in the amount of $3,000 from the Oliver Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase Polar GoFit Technology, including heart rate monitors. This technology will make it possible for instructors to teach students in the Foundation of Physical Education and Wellness class, and in the ROTC program, the importance of heart rate within their individual fitness and nutrition plans; how to monitor time spent in target heart rate zones; and how to monitor calories burned during class workouts.
Contact: Deana Garza - Physical Education Teacher (713-740-0350, Ext. 03269)

Now is the Time, Project Aware, year 2
PISD, Special Programs received a grant award in the amount of $49,998 for the 2015-2016 school year from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant will be used to increase mental health awareness in youth and provide training for adults working with youth.
Contact: Linda Rodriguez- Behavior Response Team Coordinator (713-740-0065)

Pasadena Community Development Block Grant
PISD has received a grant award in the amount of $44,000 from the City of Pasadena. The grant will be used for the purpose of providing workshops for parents in literacy and language proficiency, career development and parenting during the 2015-2016 school year. The grant will serve 400 unduplicated parents and allow them to earn certificates in areas such as plumbing, electrical work, and banking.
Contact: Ruby Marroquin (713-740-0249) and Gloria Gallegos (713-740-0218)

Play 60 & Texas Children's Hospital
Burnett Elementary received a grant award in the amount of $10,000 from the Houston Texans and Texas Children's Hospital. The grant will be used to add an afterschool health and fitness club that promotes fitness and teamwork through activities such as football, soccer, and basketball. The grant will serve students K-4th grade.
Contact: Jael Penn - Afterschool Coordinator Burnett Elementary (713-740-0536)

School Climate Transformation, year 2
PISD, Special Programs received a grant award in the amount of $672,650. The grant will be used to increase school safety, reduce behavioral problems & increase academic achievement by providing behavior management training for all staff & a referral system for students and their families.
Contact: Linda Rodriguez- Behavior Response Team Coordinator (713-740-0065)

Technology Lending Program Grant
Jackson, San Jacinto, Southmore, and South Houston Intermediate schools received a grant award in the amount of $60,073. The grant will be used to increase academic achievement and technology proficiency for students by providing wireless internet access at home for those unable to afford monthly Internet fees.
Contact: Vickie Vallet - Instructional Technology (713-740-5303)

Texas ACE 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Cycle 7, Year 5
PISD campuses,   Gardens, Golden Acres, LF Smith, Matthys, Morales, Parks and Richey Elementaries, and Keller and Milstead Middle Schools, and Beverly Hills Intermediate were awarded a grant totaling $1,944,278.  The grant will be used to continue to serve these campuses with afterschool programs, summer programs, and family engagement activities with the goal of improving student academic achievement.
Contact: Steven Villano - 21st CCLC District-wide Coordinator (713-740-5317)

Texas ACE 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Cycle 8, Year 3
PISD campuses,   Jackson, Miller, Park View and San Jacinto, Intermediate; Mae Smythe and Pomeroy Elementary; Dobie and Sam Rayburn High, and the Summit  were awarded a grant totaling $1,713,008.  The grant will be used for afterschool programs designed to improve student academic achievement and college & career readiness and engage parents in activities that will improve their own literacy and workforce development skills. 
Contact: Steven Villano - 21st CCLC District-wide Coordinator (713-740-5317)

Texas Support for Homeless Education Program (TEXSHEP)
PISD Special Programs Department was awarded a grant in the amount of $213,750. The grant will be used to address the educational & related needs of homeless students and help defray the costs of eliminating barriers for these students to attend school.
Contact: Gloria Gallegos (713-740-0218); Neitzy Retta (713-740-0069) Special Programs

TG Public Benefit Grant
PISD was awarded a grant in the amount of $81,769. The grant will be used to help Pasadena High School increase services to its Pasadena Early College High School (PECHS) students and enable the program to more comprehensively serve its targeted student populations.
Contact: Joe Saavedra/Aldo Prado/Jennifer Davis - Pasadena High School (713-740-0310)

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Grant
San Jacinto Intermediate was awarded a grant in the amount of $20,000.  The grant will be used to support the San Jacinto campus as they scale, sustain or expand Year 1-2 activities and outcomes. Targeted outcomes of the program should be student-centered and have the following elements: increased proficiency with mobile technology; increased engagement; increased academic achievement.
Contact: Dianna Walker (713-740-0480)