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Texas ACE program

The Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program is one of the largest statewide afterschool programs in the country, serving over 180,000 students at nearly 1000 sites. The ACE program is administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and is funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative of the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, see website


CISD, along with the Boles ISD, has been awarded a Texas ACE grant which will provide afterschool and summer programs for all students. The goal of the federally funded grant is to help foster students' academic success. CISD's portion of the four-year grant is $850,000 annually. Working with the Boys & Girls Club, CISD envisions the program extending beyond the four-year term of the grant. 

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All services are offered free of charge to any CISD student in grades K-12. Site coordinators will manage activities Monday-Friday from school release until approximately 6 p.m. at each campus. 


Activities include:

  • Dinner and a snack
  • Homework help with CISD teachers
  • Enrichment activities with trained Boys & Girls Club staff
  • Transportation home
  • Special parent meetings including meals

Students may enroll at their home campus. 

  • Project Director 


    Tyrae Jones
    Family Engagement Specialist


    Site Coordinators

    Commerce Elementary

    A.C. Williams Elementary
    Maigyne Ishman

    Commerce Middle School

    Commerce High School
    Garon Burgin