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,

    enchancing 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:

    Parent Tuition

    21st Century Community Learning Center

    Harris County Department of Education-CASE for Kids Partnership 


  • Programs Offered

    Tuition Based programs are open to all Kindergarten through sixth grade students attending:

    Alexander (at Liestman)

    Boone (at Cummings)

    Budewig (at Outley)



    Kennedy (at Cummings)






    Smith (at Cummings)

    Youens (at Mahanay)

    ( ) Indicates campus where programming occurs. 

    *Accepts Pre-K students.


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

    Albright Middle, Chambers Elementary, Chancellor Elementary, Holub Middle, Horn Elementary, Klentzman
    Intermediate, Olle Middle, and Owens Intermediate.

    These programs are grant funded.

  • Daily Programming 

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