Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE COMMENDS THE AWARD OF A $147,954 GRANT TO FUND THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON

Sep 24, 2018
Press Release

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For Immediate Release                                                                     Contact: Robin Chand

September 4, 2018                                                                                    (202) 225 – 3816

 

Press Statement

 

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Commends the award of a $147,954 Grant to fund The Children's Museum Of Houston

 

Jackson Lee—“This crucial grant project will help advance the vision of two Houston collective impact initiatives with the project "Houston Complete Communities."  The collaborators will establish demonstration projects supporting parents in low-income neighborhoods with early learning strategies they can use with their children during the first years of life.”

 

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Committees on Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Budget, and the Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations, issued the following statement on the award of $147,954 in federal grants to the Institute of Museum and Library Services to fund the Children's Museum of Houston:

 

“The Institute of Museum and Library Services is charged to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grant-making, research, and policy development. Museums contribute more than $50 billion into the U.S. economy annually, support more than 726,000 American jobs, generate $12 billion in tax revenue, and spur tourism from around the world. The Children's Museum of Houston connects children and families with experiences that they can customize to suit their own learning interests. The Houston region has one of the largest child populations in the U.S. and the Children's Museum of Houston serves an audience of more than 1 million children and families each year.

 

I am proud to announce that the Children’s Museum of Houston has been awarded $147,954 in funds for which I advocated. This crucial grant project will fund the two demonstration projects that will be fully active for one year, with six months of advance planning and six months of reporting and sharing at completion. These projects will involve the collaboration of The Children's Museum of Houston, Houston Health Department and others including the Houston Public Library.

 

This crucial grant award will help advance the vision of two Houston collective impact initiatives with the project "Houston Complete Communities." The collaborators will establish demonstration projects supporting parents in two low-income neighborhoods with early learning strategies they can use with their children during the first three years of life. There is currently no community-wide collective effort to provide parents of children aged three and under with strategies to advance literacy development.

 

I commend the Children’s Museum on the great work that they are doing for the youth of the city of Houston.”

 

 

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Congresswoman Jackson Lee is a Democrat from Texas’s 18th Congressional District. She is a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary and Homeland Security and is Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.