The mission of Project GRAD Houston is to support a quality public education for all children in economically disadvantaged communities so that high school and college graduation rates increase.
Project GRAD Houston
3000 Richmond, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77098
Ann B. Stiles, Ed. D.
|Bank of America Houston & Texas Market President, Kim Ruth and Project GRAD Houston Executive Director, Ann B. Stiles. Read more...|
To request or renew your Project GRAD Houston Scholarship, please click here.
To register for the 2013 Project GRAD Scholarship Award Ceremony, please click here.
To register for the 2013 College Transitional Workshops, please click here.
L to R: Jonathan Howard, Melissa Martinez, Vanessa Aranda, Alicia Elatassi, Nancy Luna, Tabitha Delley, Karen Roman, Alberto Antenangeli, Danielle Bradford, and Whitney Carter Reed
L to R: Project GRAD Co-founder and Board President, Kathryn L. Ketelsen and Project GRAD Scholarship Alumni Association President, Alicia Elatassi
JPMorgan Chase Executive, Alberto Antenangeli
These amazing kids represent the outstanding Fine Arts Programs of Houston's own Project GRAD and Crockett Elementary School. Read more...
"Project GRAD Houston gave me a great incentive to make excellent grades, graduate from high school and pursue higher education,” said Garza. “I am very ...
Wheatley High School 11th grader and Project GRAD Scholar Juan Segura is one of 2 Houston area winners in The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America Congressional Seminar Essay Contest.Â Read more...
Generously sponsored by The Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation, this unique experience provides Project GRAD Fine Arts students with special visual arts classes that help develop advanced artistic abilities. Visit our Facebook page to view some pictures of the event.
Sam Houston MSTC's first College & Financial Aid Night on January 23 was a HUGE success! Close to 400 parents and students came out to the event. For most parents and students, the evening served as an introduction to higher education and afforded them the opportunity to speak with representatives from different colleges and universities. Parents also received valuable information on how to start preparing their children and their finances for college with the help of Project GRAD and Advise TX presentations.Read more...
After a rigorous and competitive process, 47 schools and non-profits were selected from among thousands nationwide to share in nearly $10 million from AT&T. Read more...Â
HOUSTON, September 13, 2012 â€“ Serving more than 36,000 at-risk students in 97 Houston area schools, Communities in Schools of Houston (CIS), is committed to stemming the high school dropout crisis. Project Grad Houston enters its 20th year currently serving five low-income Houston area communities with 44,000 public school students. Read more...
The UHD Department of Engineering Technology and the Scholars Academy hosted a Career Awareness Expo on July 19 for students from Reagan High School and Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center.
Project GRAD’s STEM Engineering visit to UHD, arranged by Project Grad’s Regina Gee, Dr. Laurie Ballering, and Dr. Weining Feng, Associate Professor in Engineering Technology, and the Scholars Academy saw students actively involved in many major fields of study available within the College of Sciences and Technology. Students were given a tour of the Control and Instrumentation, Fire Protection, and Structure Analysis and Design labs with demonstrations and hands-on experiments. Read more...
Supporters of Project GRAD Houston gathered (click for photos) at the sensational new Mediterranean-style home of Franci and Jim Crane to celebrate the milestones of the 20-year old organization founded by Jim Ketelsen, which has graduated 6,000 HISD students withÂ scholarships. Read more...
In the photo L to R: Yates HS Senior Jalen McGhee, Davis HS Senior Linda Narvaez, Wheatley HS Senior Ja'Markus Jacobs,
Project GRAD Co-founders Kathryn and Jim Ketelsen, Project GRAD Executive Director Ann B. Stiles,
Sam Houston MSTC Senior Alicia Luna, and Reagan HS Senior Markus Sophus.
College scholarships were awarded to over 775 Houston Independent School District (HISD) students.Â For the 21st consecutive year, Project GRAD Houston awarded college scholarships to seniors from the 2012 graduating classes of Davis, Reagan, Sam Houston, Wheatley, and Yates High Schools.Â This year's graduates join over 6,000 other qualifiers who have enrolled in college with the Project GRAD scholarship since the program's inception in 1992, an investment of more than $24 million from Project GRAD Houston, the El Paso Corporate Foundation, the James P. Grizzard Foundation, LINN Energy, the Edgar and Mary Frances Monteith Education Fund, the Fayez Sarofim Education Fund, the U.S. Department of Education - GEAR UP Trust, and other community partners.Â "With 56 percent of all jobs in Texas requiring some sort of college education by 2018, and only 34 percent of adults in Texas currently having a degree, our students' college pursuits are an investment in not only their own futures, but also in the future of Texas," says Dr. Ann B. Stiles, Project GRAD Houston Executive Director.
Project GRAD reaches over 44,000 students in 64 HISD Schools.
73% of Project GRAD students are at risk.
Over 90% of Project GRAD students are from low-income households.
97% of Project GRAD Students are either African-American or Hispanic