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CPAs Helping Schools Awards $26,533 in Grants to Schools

  • Published on Feb 10, 2020
  • by Michelle Carr

Representatives from the TXCPA Houston awarded $26,533 in grant funding to eight schools as part of the CPAs Helping Schools program during the Partners in Education Reception on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

CPAs Helping Schools - Partners in Education Reception


Laura Mardis, chair of the CPAs Helping Schools committee, and Carol Spencer, TXCPA Houston membership manager, presented grants to the following schools:

  • Parker Elementary from Houston ISD - 3D Printing for the 3D Maker
  • Brookline Elementary from Houston ISD - Diverse Authors and Books
  • Bellaire High School from Houston ISD - FPS Readiness Across Mathematics
  • Kenneth D. Black Elementary from Aldine ISD - Put the Virtual World in Our Hands
  • Sweeny Elementary from Sweeny ISD - SBISD Dictionary Project
  • Spring Branch ISD Community Relations - iPODS
  • Beta Academy - STEM Lab/Maker Space
  • The Rise School of Houston - STEAM Education Activities

CPAs Helping Schools provides funding to local districts for educational projects, emphasizing aid to economically disadvantaged schools and volunteers participate in career day presentations at local schools.

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Beta Academy received a TXCPA Houston CPAs Helping Schools grant for their music program which helps improves students' math skills. Black Elementary ILS, Hillary Vokmann, received a TXCPA Houston CPAs Helping Schools grant to create a bilingual STEAM resource for the library and lab.

For more information on the CPAs Helping Schools program or to volunteer on the CPAs Helping Schools Committee, visit https://www.houstoncpa.org/for-the-public/cpas-helping-schools or email Carol Spencer at cspencer@houstoncpa.org.