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.


  • Manuel H. Gallegos Young Women’s Leadership Conference 2021

    Over 180 young women from Harris County and South Texas participated in the 19th annual Manuel H. Gallegos Young Women’s Leadership Conference, held virtually on Friday, May 14.

    The free conference, hosted for the first time by Harris County Department of Education and organized by Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Dr. Jesús Amezcua and CASE for Kids, empowers young girls to seek leadership positions in professional environments.

    “We did not have a conference last year due to Covid, but we were determined to continue this conference,” said Amezcua. “I think it’s important to provide an opportunity for students to participate in leadership activities, network, and see examples of successful community members that can be someone they can look up to and follow their path.”...


    Click here to read more from the HCDE feature on the event 

    Zoom meeting screenshot    screenshot of a zoom call



Our Mission:

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

Our Vision:

  • A connected community investing in opportunities for youth.