The Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) funded a grant proposal from the Corpus Christi Education Foundation (CCEF) in September 2012 for the “Little Learners” program to benefit CCISD students. This $5,000 award will make it possible to enhance learning opportunities, both in the classroom and at home, for children enrolled in Child Education Centers at five CCISD campuses.
A valuable partnership with Valero Bill Greehey Refinery provided hands-on learning experiences through robotics and technology for more than 4,000 CCISD students. Valero awarded a $15,600 grant to the Corpus Christi Education Foundation in 2010 for robotics programs, and a $16,600 grant in 2011 for science technology implemented for the first time this past school year.
This $32,200 contribution through the Valero Benefit for Children Charity funded robotics programs and after-school clubs at Prescott ES, Travis ES, Zavala SES, Evans SES, Driscoll MS and South Park MS. It also funded Smartboard technology and materials to integrate high-end imagery and cutting-edge, three-dimensional and interactive learning tools into the science curriculum at Allen ES, Gibson ES, Evans SES, Oak Park SES and Travis ES.
Congratulations to 32 CCISD high school students who received a Dual Credit Scholarship in Spring 2012 from the Corpus Christi Education Foundation. These annual awards fund dual credit coursework through Del Mar College. Tuition for the courses was paid in the amount of $233.99 per recipient, for a total of $7.487.68. CLICK HERE for a complete list of Spring 2012 award recipients.
The 2012-2013 Dual Credit Scholarship application is now available under “Scholarships” at the top of this page.
Congratulations to Miles Segler, recipient of the 2012 Rick Mead Memorial Scholarship. The Corpus Christi Education Foundation and the family of the late Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Eric M. “Rick” Mead awarded $1,000 to Miles earlier today; an award intended for a graduating senior in NJROTC at W.B. Ray High School. LCDR Mead had been a Senior Naval Science Instructor with NJROTC at Ray High School for 14 years. When he passed away earlier this spring, the family elected to give back to the community and Mead’s students through this scholarship award in his memory.
More than 135 students will not only graduate from high school this year, but in doing so they will be the start of something BIG – a new direction, a new legacy for generations to come. Six high schools in the Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) hosted a first-ever, district-wide “First in Family” Graduate Reception yesterday evening to honor students who will be the first in each of their families to earn a high school diploma.
CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery donated $6,000 to the Corpus Christi Education Foundation for the purpose of awarding a $1,000 college scholarship to a “First in Family” Graduate from each of the six high schools represented. The following students received scholarship awards:
- Rosalinda Salgado – Carroll HS
- Jose Medina – Collegiate HS
- John Fernandez – King HS
- Joseph Harris – Miller HS
- Jacquelina Luera – Moody HS
- Natalie Paz – Ray HS
Family of the late Byron Dodd and board members from the Corpus Christi Education Foundation surprised seven educators at four CCISD campuses yesterday with grant awards for innovative special education inclusion programs. More than $3,000 was awarded in memory of Dodd, who had been a licensed specialist in school psychology with the Corpus Christi Independent School District for more than 35 years.
CCISD students in 58 classrooms across the district will be learning in new and innovative ways this spring. Their teachers received one of 25 Grants for World Class Schools awarded today during surprise visits from the Corpus Christi Education Foundation. Special thanks to some of our Partners for World Class Schools from Coastal Community And Teacher’s Credit Union, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, American Bank Center and Stripes LLC, who were able to join us today and award these grants.
Students in five kindergarten classrooms are investigating organisms “like never before,” said teachers who implemented a program funded by the Corpus Christi Education Foundation in Spring 2011. The grant allowed teachers to purchase materials for exploratory research as part of an engaging curriculum developed at Meadowbrook Elementary School.
This Spring, more than 80 students put their knowledge and skills to use at the University of Texas Marine Science Center in Port Aransas, after receiving a grant from the Corpus Christi Education Foundation. Fifth graders from Chula Vista Academy of Fine Arts were near completion of a six-week program designed to integrate science and visual arts through study and hands-on application. The first phase included introductions to inherited traits in plants and animals, the study of erosion and weathering, artistic sketching methods and application, and the creation of personal sketches based on observation in the classroom.