Youth Development

The Education Foundation of Harris County

  • Houston, TX
  • www.efhc.org

Mission Statement

Inspiring a child's passion for learning

The Education Foundation of Harris County funds learning programs that inspire discovery, promote creativity and problem solving, build confidence, and encourage each child to reach for the stars and envision a future beyond the classroom.

The Education Foundation of Harris County (EFHC) believes that every child is born with a natural desire to learn and is capable of achieving their fullest potential if they experience motivating and imaginative opportunities that reveal and encourage their unique talents.

Through its partnership with the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE), EFHC has funded programs impacting thousands of students throughout 25 independent school districts and cultivated a network of talented educators.

In addition to existing programs, EFHC develops new initiatives by providing the tools, talent and technology that engage students in original curriculum aligned for success in the 21st century.

EFHC funded programs are launched in Houston/Harris County; relevant to educators throughout Texas and the United States, and will soon be accessible to a worldwide audience online.

Main Programs

  1. All-Earth Ecobot Challenge
  2. Energy City of the Future
  3. Science Fiction Workshops
Service Areas

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National

Harris County, TX

ruling year

1994

President / CEO since 2006

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Mr. Douglas Kleiner

Keywords

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Innovation, education, science, technology, robotics, math, art, music, dance, after school, leadership, public education, kids, children, school, afterschool, youth, development, teachers

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Also Known As

EFHC

EIN

76-0425261

 Number

0451537726

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Our innovative initiatives enable teachers to change how children imagine their futures. Our regions' economic future is in our classrooms - let's feed their minds!

Programs

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Program 1

All-Earth Ecobot Challenge

The All-Earth Ecobot Challenge is an innovative engineering competition that engages fifth through eighth grade students in complex problem-solving, while developing critical thinking skills and elevating their confidence in formulating solutions to real-world missions.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 2

Energy City of the Future

Students have an opportunity to help Houston plan the way it will use energy in the year 2050! It will be up to you and other members of your 4-person student team to come up with a plan for how Houston will retain its title of Energy Capital of the World, so you have to make sure your plan helps Houston’s economy, environment, and people!

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 3

Science Fiction Workshops


Science Fiction Workshops train early childhood and elementary school teachers how to ignite the scientific imaginations of young learners using stories from children’s literature to teach chemistry, physics and weather.
Cultivating science literacy early through storytelling and easy-to-understand experiments removes the intimidation of learning complex concepts, making both teaching and studying science fun. It’s an inventive approach to launching young students on a life-long path of discovery and the opportunity to advance science for generations to come.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Female Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Harris County, TX

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THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF HARRIS CNTY
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The Education Foundation of Harris County

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President / CEO

Mr. Douglas Kleiner

BIO

Prior to becoming President/CEO of the Education Foundation, Mr. Kleiner worked with large non-profit organizations in California, Florida and Texas over a period of 25 years. During his time in Florida, he served as a thesis advisor to students in the International Baccalaureate Program. He later consulted extensively for many years with private schools in Arizona, California, Washington and Colorado. He stopped traveling to become a volunteer at the Astrodome from the first moments of Hurricane Katrina through the time of Hurricane Rita; in early 2006, Mr. Kleiner joined the Foundation and put away his gold airlines cards forever. Mr. Kleiner received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and another in Comparative Religious Studies from the University of Puget Sound in 1973 and a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Washington in 1976. In 2001, the faculty and Board of Governors of the Hebrew Union College conferred an Honorary Doctorate, in recognition of career accomplishments.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Deborah Huston

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