Government resources in Upper Kirby
Cooperative for After School Enrichment (CASE) has an after school program at nearly every Houston Independent School District campus. Providing free of charge after school care to students, this is a program that can be exactly what you need if you are moving to Houston but don’t have a plan on what your children will be doing when classes let out for the day.
Texas Reality Check offers students an opportunity to think critically about their prospects for work and college after high school. While nobody can predict exactly where higher education is going over the next several years, I think it is a safe bet to assume that the costs of college will only increase from this point forward. From living expenses, to tuition, room and board to everything else associated with the costs of college this organization will help you to see some hidden costs of college. If you or your child are a first generation college student then your eyes can really be opened up by working with this group.
Houston Public Libraries have campuses all over the city which provide resources to you and your student with an eye towards college and beyond. Literacy training, creative writing, art classes, resume assembly and other services are all provided through the library system. The great thing about these library programs is that they are all free. Even if you and your family are on a budget Houston Public Libraries can serve you.
Selecting a college that you or your child can afford will make a huge difference on your budget. Not considering the costs of college can have a disastrous effect on your budget and on your family. Instead, work with an organization like College for All Texans to learn about these factors, scholarship opportunities and how to apply for financial aid.