The College Station ISD Education Foundation has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Texas Education Foundation Network’s (TEFN) Outstanding Achievement Award. The honor was awarded to the CISD Education Foundation for the organization’s Amy Anderson Literacy Legacy Program.
The TEFN Outstanding Achievement Award was created to recognize excellence and exceptional performance of Texas school foundations that are impactful, innovative, outcome driven and make a difference for their schools and districts.
The Amy Anderson Literacy Legacy Program provides book vouchers to College Station ISD pre-kindergarten and Head Start students to use at their elementary school book fair. About 350 students each receive a $10 voucher to select and purchase books. Students receive up to three age-appropriate books to take home and supplement their home libraries. The goal of the program are to: foster language and vocabulary, enhance reading fluency and comprehension, improve spelling aptitude, and develop imagination and creativity for students in homes that may not have the financial means to otherwise provide access to books for children. Parents receive information on the importance of reading at home and are also asked to track the time spent with their child reading as a part of the program.
The CISD Education Foundation received a $2,000 grant from the Texas Pioneer Foundation during the 2018 TEFN Annual State Conference in Austin on Monday at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol and a trophy was presented to College Station ISD representatives in attendance.
The Red Oak ISD Education Foundation was also a recipient of the TEFN Outstanding Achievement Award for their ROISD Education Foundation Celebrates 15 Years! initiative.
The Texas Education Foundation Network is a program of the Texas Pioneer Foundation. TEFN was launched in 2012 and created to support local education foundations in Texas by providing networking opportunities, sharing of best practices and providing training and resources needed for foundations to be successful.