Back To School

Since 1986, CCSC has offered a Back to School program to meet the basic needs of school-aged children. Students who participate lack academic supplies and clothing/uniforms needed to start the year on equal footing with their more advantaged peers. Back to School not only physically prepares children with academic tools, but increases overall self-esteem and mental readiness for learning.

In 2017, 6,573 students (Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade) were served at Back to School. The need for this service is extraordinary! Each child received a complete package of grade-appropriate supplies and a voucher for a new school uniform and/or shoes. We thank the more than 950 volunteers for coming together from the registration phase through the event clean up to make this program a huge success!

It costs only $45.00 to provide each child with a comprehensive supply packet and a clothing/shoe voucher. CCSC purchases all school supplies in bulk for the greatest savings. In early May, students who live in our 33-zip code service area and meet eligibility requirements are enrolled at registration. Volunteers work diligently in late July and early August to package and distribute the pre-ordered school supplies.

Thanks to the generosity of community donors and volunteers, the 2017 Back to School program continues to fulfill a need and equip students for a successful academic year.

For more information regarding Back To School, contact the Youth Services Manager at 713.961.3993 ext. 215 or seasonal@ccschouston.org.