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Texas ACE 

Texas ACE is designed to improve student performance on state assessments, core course grades, on-time grade level advancement, school day attendance, discipline referrals, high school graduation rates, and college and career readiness.   

Our Texas ACE sites currently include Sambrano, Alarcon and Borrego elementary schools, as well as Garcia-Enriquez middle school in the San Elizario Independent School District. . The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program is authorized by Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The Texas 21st CCLC program operates as the Texas Afterschool Centers on Education, or Texas ACE. Texas ACE creates community learning centers that provide opportunities during non-school hours, particularly for students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools and their families, for students to participate in supplemental academic and enrichment activities that help students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities to reinforce and complement the regular academic program, and offers families of participating students opportunities for meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

Creative Kids

All students enrolled at the Texas ACE Clubs, will participate in programming with our grant partner Creative Kids. Creative Kids Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational community-based art agency located in El Paso, Texas along the U.S./Mexico border region. Creative Kids is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that positively impact specific populations of children in the communities we serve through purposeful visual art education.

Kids Excel El Paso

KEEP’s distinctive dance program utilizes the award-winning National Dance Institute teaching methodology and program model developed by former NYC Ballet principal dancer and MacArthur Fellow, Jacques d’Amboise. These time-tested teaching techniques are used around the country to inspire children to understand the meaning of excellence and strive to reach their full potential in everything they do. Kids Excel is a proud associate of the National Dance Institute, located in Harlem, New York.


by May 23, 2019