Ace 21st Century

The Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program is one of the largest statewide afterschool programs in the country, serving over 180,000 students at nearly 1,000 sites. The ACE program is administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and is funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative of the U.S. Department of Education.

Texas ACE grantees offer free afterschool programming to economically disadvantaged schools across the state.

All grantees adhere to basic program requirements and offer activities focused on four areas:

  • Tutorials for students before and after school;
  • Enrichment activities for students to explore science, technology and the arts;
  • Activities and training that help families support their students to be successful at school; &
  • Guidance and field trips that help students and their families access information about college and careers.


LaKeisha Shaw
Site Coordinator
La Marque Elementary School

(409) 223-6936