Community Partnerships develops relationships with innovative partners to address challenges that impede student achievement. Support comes in the form of grants, volunteerism, and in-kind resources.
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For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) partner with HISD to provide schools the opportunity to have an actual airline pilot and business professionals to come to campuses to discuss careers in aerospace and beyond during the month of February, as part of the district's Black History Month celebration.
One of the goals of OBAP is to motivate youth to become educationally prepared for life through aerospace. OBAP members are role models, who also mentor young men and women of all ages.
During the current school year, more than 209,000 students are enrolled in the district’s schools. Approximately 75 percent or about 156,700 students are considered economically disadvantaged and almost one-third are considered limited in their English proficiency. Many of the students we serve have needs that go beyond what the district’s budget can provide. For these reasons and more it is now more important than ever that we as a community lean in and support the next generation of thinkers and doers.
As we work to secure funding for key initiatives, we get the incredible opportunity to observe some of the most exciting work happening in HISD. We’re overwhelmed by the incredible potential of the students of HISD and feel so proud to advocate on their behalf.
“Houston Real Men Read,” a mentoring initiative for elementary- and middle-school students.
In the program, gentlemen from the community are asked to commit to read to and discuss a book with a classroom of second-, fifth-, or seventh-grade students for one hour per month in February, March, and April of this year.
A Schlumberger Robotics Club is a before- or after-school activity where students learn computer coding languages and robotics. The club should have at least 20 students and they must receive at least 20 hours of robotics and programming time over the school year.