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YES Prep Gulfton Awarded $20,000 by Project Lead The Way to Help Close Digital Divide

[Houston, TX]- Students at YES Prep Gulfton will soon have access to computer science courses that will give them an advantage in their education and future careers. The opportunity is made possible through a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and Project Lead The Way (PLTW). YES Prep Gulfton is one of 72 schools across the country receiving part of a $3 million grant provided by the Verizon Foundation for implementation of PLTW computer science curriculum.  
 

First-Ever Alumnus Appointed to YES Prep Board

YES Prep Public Schools

We are pleased to announce the first-ever alumna to be appointed to the YES Prep’s Board of Directors, Luly Castillo. Castillo graduated in 2001 and brings tremendous experience as a leader in the oil and gas industry. With her addition to our Board, we are confident that we will continue to lead Houston forward and fulfill our goal of quadrupling the number of YES Prep college-ready graduates by 2020. Read Castillo's full bio below.

Joint Statement on President Trump’s FY19 Budget Proposal

In the President’s FY19 Budget Request, we see both reasons for hope and areas of concern. We are pleased to see that Title I and IDEA are, at a minimum, maintained at their current level of funding, as these programs provide critical support for students from low-income families and students with disabilities. We are also thankful for the $500 million request to grow the Charter Schools Program – especially the Replication and Expansion Grant competition, which will allow for the much-needed expansion of high-quality charter schools with a proven track record of success.

20-Years Strong Celebratory Legacy Luncheon

(Houston, TX – November 13, 2017) – YES Prep Public Schools (YES Prep), Houston’s leaders and philanthropic community including Honorary Chairs and long-time YES Prep supporters Laura and John Arnold, along with Event Chairs and Board of Trustee members Lori and Chip Johnson, will honor Founder Chris Barbic on Friday, November 17, at their 20-Years Strong Celebratory Legacy Luncheon at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

YES Prep Welcomes 3 New Board Members

YES Prep Public Schools

We are pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to YES Prep’s Board of Directors. They bring tremendous experience as leaders in business and law and demonstrate a commitment to education. With their addition to our Board, we are confident that we will continue to lead Houston forward and fulfill our goal of quadrupling the number of YES Prep college-ready graduates by 2020. Read more about each of them below.