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Here is the original article as seen in the Galveston Daily News: By ERICA ADAMS galvestondailynews.com Investing in early childhood education is the best thing you can do for your community. The longterm social implications are simply incredible. By putting a little effort in now, our neighborhoods, city, county and nation will reap the rewards in the future. Did you know that fewer than half … Continue reading Invest in early childhood education to aid community

Here is a news article by GSCA Executive Director, Erica Adams as seen in the Galveston Daily News. Investing in early childhood education is, in a word, smart. I like to think of it as an investment — like putting money in my 401k for retirement. Sure, I could just spend my paycheck how I like now, but that only benefits me in the short term! What … Continue reading Early Childhood Education is a Good Investment

Congratulations to our board member Jeff Temple, associate professor and director of behavioral health and research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UTMB, for receiving statewide recognition with an Outstanding Contribution to Public Service Award from the Texas Psychological Association! Here is the original article as seen in the Galveston Daily News: Jeff Temple, associate professor and director of behavioral health and research … Continue reading Outstanding Contribution to Public Service Award

November 13, 2014 | The First Five Years

A video from The First Five Years Fund’s Master Plan, which emphasizes the important of high quality early education.

By JOHNSTON FARROW galvestondailynews.com A huge grant is changing the way Ball High is doing business, and has the potential to earn high school students up to 33 free college hours before they receive their diploma. Last April, Galveston Independent School District was the lead awardee of the $4 million Galveston Career Connect grant in partnership with Galveston College, Texas A&M University at Galveston, University of … Continue reading Galveston Career Connect grant provides jobs to students

Deputy Secretary of Labor personally highlights the good work happening in Galveston.

GISD launches search for an education professional. The Galveston Career Connect (GCC) program coordinator will be responsible for launching, implementing and overseeing all aspects of a $4M federally funded school-based program. The program coordinator will be hired and supervised by GISD with consistent support and communication to Galveston Sustainable Communities Alliance (GSCA).

GSCA bring together education institutions in precedent-setting partnership. Grant aided by coalition on island.

April 15, 2014 | $4M Grant for GISD

With GSCA’s support, GISD wins $4M in federal grant money to redesign the high school experience. GISD gets $4M for courses centered on jobs.

April 4, 2014 | Giving Back

GSCA Board member Tom Schwenk talks about the importance of giving back. A worthy cause is good for the soul.