The North Harris County Education Alliance has recently named Emmitt Carter as program manager for the local education collaboration. In his new position, Carter will be responsible for the recruitment of new community and business partners so that the work of the alliance and its Collaborative Action Networks (CANs) can grow and prosper. The alliance is tasked with improving early childhood readiness for preschoolers, as well as math readiness for college and career.
Carter also facilitates and manages the NHCEA meetings that occur three times each year, and coordinates the CAN meetings on a monthly basis. In addition, he monitors the national and state trends in education as they relate to the work of the CANs.
“In this position, it is vital for the program manager to develop and uphold relationships with community stakeholders including leaders in education, business, nonprofit, philanthropic, and civic sectors to move the partnership’s work forward and achieve its vision, mission, and goals,” said Carter.
Leaders in North Harris County have come together to develop a support system that will help area students become lifelong learners. Based on the premise that education begins long before a child ever steps foot in a classroom, the North Harris County Education Alliance (NHCEA) is bringing together leaders from business, community and education to support the success of every child, cradle to career, in the Spring and Aldine independent school districts, and Lone Star College-North Harris.
NHCEA is focused on five key readiness outcomes that span cradle to career:
· Ready for School- Children enter kindergarten ready to succeed.
· Ready for Intermediate School- Children demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and math.
· Ready for High School- Youth demonstrate proficiency in reading and math.
· Ready for College- Students graduate high school with proficiency in English and math.
· Ready for Career- Graduates enroll in college and complete a post-secondary program.
Prior to joining Lone Star College, Carter worked for the University of Kansas for 10 years extensively with TRiO programs. While at the University of Kansas, Carter served as the Kansas State Representative through the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska (MO-KAN-NE) chapter with TRiO, where he was responsible for disseminating informational updates to all of the TRiO programs throughout Kansas.
“The North Harris County Education Alliance is important because education is essential and without it, personal advancement is difficult. It is critical that our community recognize the value of education. Being an advocate for this organization allows me to work toward creating a successful and sustainable program that engages the many groups that will benefit from a coordinated approach to education,” added Carter.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.