Subject to availability of funds and District priorities, the International Management District (the “District”) offers limited financial support to community groups and nonprofit organizations for projects that improve the Alief area. The District’s goal is to use existing resources to improve the well-being, safety, and overall quality of life in the community. By providing such assistance, the District aspires to increase community participation and foster a renewed sense of community identity and vision.
We have limited funds available for the remainder of 2013, so we ask that applications are focused on grants of $3,000 or less.
Texans Together Education Fund for its Alief Apartments as Community Project
Through Texans Together’s Apartments as Community Program (AAC), the Alief community has built a large, modern and safe community playground at the Mint Apartments
Texans Together has recruited 180 youth to participate in community projects. As part of this youth leadership development project, the youth will be participating, among other projects, in building the playground and seeking to improve Alief ISD after school programs in partnership with local businesses.
Communities in Schools Houston – Boone Elementary
Communities in Schools (CIS) plans to take at-risk students on field trips during the summer to provide a positive and educational experience. The goal is to motivate our students to set goals and become productive citizens. During the school year, these students receive on-going services in the areas of academic support, social services, cultural enrichment, supportive guidance and parental involvement activities.
Alief Family YMCA of Greater Houston
Purpose of Project: To continue to fund our Girl Power Teen Program that was 100% subsidized by the IMD gift last year. Our goal for this year would be to expand the program to support more teen girls and add components that would be beneficial based on our learnings this first year of delivery.
Girl Power is a project aimed at empowering teenage girls through mentoring and structured group sessions. The overall project objective is to use positive youth development, which is an “approach that seeks to achieve one or more of the following; promoting bonding, social, emotional, and behavioral competence” (Catalano, Berglund, Ryan, Lonczak, & Hawkins). Positive youth development is used to improve participants’ commitment to education, and reduce delinquent behaviors such as teen pregnancy.
Alief Education Fund
Alief Golf Tournament
Foundation remains dedicated to serving the students of the Alief School District. This year, our tournament partners made it possible for us to award approximately $35,000 in teacher mini-grants, which ultimately reached out to several thousand students. In addition, we were able to award eight scholarships to outstanding high school seniors.