About Children Interacting Afterschool (CIA)

  • CIA
    Children Interacting Afterschool provides educational, enrichment, and recreational activities that develop each student's educational competence, physical and social development, and community and family involvement in the educational setting.
  • CIA Vision Statement

    To ensure that students have the opportunity to participate in a safe,

    inclusive program with fun, hands-on, age appropriate activities which includes increasing academic success,

    enhancing character development, and building life skills through educational, recreational, enrichment and community activities.


    The program will provide a supervised environment that promotes educational competence,

    physical and social development, and community involvement.

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  • Children Interacting Afterschool is Alief Proud!

    During the 2019-2020 school year the CIA Program impacted 1,471 students in grades K-8th

    Tuition-Based: 331 students

    Grant-Funded: 1,140 students 

    Funding Sources:


    21st Century Community Learning Center

    Harris County Department of Education-CASE for Kids Partnership 


  • Programs Offered

    ESSER III programs are open to pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students attending:

    Albright Middle, Alexander Elementary, Boone Elementary, Cummings Elementary, Heflin Elementary

    Kennedy Elementary, Liestman Elementary, Mahanay Elementary, Martin Elementary, Miller Intermediate, Outley Elementary




    21st Century Community Learning Centers are open to first through eighth grade students attending:

    Alief Middle, Best Elementary, Budewig Intermediate, Chambers Elementary, Chancellor Elementary, Collins Elementary, Hearne Elementary, Holub Middle, Horn Elementary,

    Killough Middle, Klentzman Intermediate, Landis Elementary, O'Donnell Middle, Olle Middle, Owens Intermediate, Smith Elementary, and Youens Elementary


    All programs are grant funded (no cost to parents).

  • Daily Programming 

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