Community Events


Events listed on this page are related to college and career activities for students, educational professionals, business leaders, and community members in the Coastal Bend.  E2E Members may submit their events during monthly meetings.  Other educational and community organizations may submit their events for approval to angelap@edexcellence.org.  E2E aims to provide the best available information on events, however details may change; please confirm with contact person listed.

JANUARY

What: Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend New Student Orientation
Audience: New students attending Craft for the first time in Spring 2019
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Building 4
Address: 7433 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78409
Contact: Celina Valdez, Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend
Phone: (361) 289-1636
Email: cvaldez@ctccb.org
Cost: Varies
Additional Information: See http://www.ctccb.org for more information.
Details: Adult-Accelerated Craft Training has been in existence for over 25 years.    CTCCB holds three 14-week semesters each year (Spring/Summer/Fall). Each semester consists of 84 contact hours, and classes meet on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In addition, all first semester students must attend a mandatory 14 week NCCER Core course on Tuesday evenings. Fees begin at $550/semester.

What: Crossroads Adult Education Orientation
Audience: Adults 17+ seeking high school equivalency  education and/or general education
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm OR 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Education Service Center, Region 2 (ESC 2)
Address: 209 N. Water St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Contact:
Phone: (361) 561-8488
Email: crossroads@esc2.net
Cost: Free
Additional Information: https://crossroads.esc2.net
Details: ESC Region 2 Adult Education Literacy (AEL) program embraces the realization of personal visions for all adult learners and  helps each student set goals that lead to personal improvement, growth, and success! ESC 2 offers a range of services that are designed to equip students with the basic academic skills necessary for a creating positive impact on their own lives, the lives of their families, and their community. Classes are FREE and include the following offerings: High School Equivalency Prep;  Basic Skills Upgrading English as a Second Language (ESL); English Literacy Civics (EL Civics); Career and College Readiness; Distance Learning (online study).

What: Del Mar College – Pipeline Program Information Course (FREE!)
Audience: Age 14+ interested in learning about the pipeline program.
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Del Mar College Center for Economic Development
Address:  3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
Contact: Luis M. Lopez
Phone: (361) 698-2122
Email:
Cost: Free
Additional Information:  (0.20 CEUs Credits)
Details: Pipelines  are energy lifelines, making almost every daily activity possible. Pipelines play a huge role in everyday lives and are essential to the nation’s industries. Yet, few people are aware of the work done by the country’s more than 190,000-mile liquid petroleum pipeline network and 2.4 million-mile natural gas pipeline network that delivers the products that are integral parts of America’s economy. It is a network that delivers the nation’s crude oil and petroleum products (such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, home heating oil, and natural gas) reliably, safely, efficiently, and economically. This information session will provide an overview of the Del Mar College Pipeline Training program and offer prospective students an opportunity to have their questions answered regarding the program format, financial aid and Pipeline job opportunities in the Coastal Bend area.

What: Mary Grett Transition Center Career Fest
Audience: Students who participate in the Community Work Training Program
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 9:30am to 11:30am
Location: Mary Grett Transition Center Cafeteria / Lozano Instructional Service Center
Address: 1761 Hudson St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78416
Contact: Ruth David, Community Work Training Program Teacher
Phone: (361) 878-7960
Email: ruth.david@ccisd.us
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details: Mary Grett Transition Center focuses on helping students with special needs, 18-22 years of age, transition into the community. The Center is looking for people with real life experiences in hiring, finding employment, interview skills, or applying for jobs, to visit with their students during the Career Fest to encourage them to be the best possible employee they can be. The Center expects 60+ students and parents/guardians to attend.

What: Crossroads Adult Education Orientation
Audience: Adults 17+ seeking high school equivalency  education and/or general education
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 9:00m to 12:00pm OR 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: To be determined
Address: Alice, Texas
Contact:
Phone: (361) 561-8488
Email: crossroads@esc2.net
Cost: Free
Additional Information: https://crossroads.esc2.net
Details: ESC Region 2 Adult Education Literacy (AEL) program embraces the realization of personal visions for all adult learners and  helps each student set goals that lead to personal improvement, growth, and success! ESC 2 offers a range of services that are designed to equip students with the basic academic skills necessary for a creating positive impact on their own lives, the lives of their families, and their community. Classes are FREE and include the following offerings: High School Equivalency Prep;  Basic Skills Upgrading English as a Second Language (ESL); English Literacy Civics (EL Civics); Career and College Readiness; Distance Learning (online study).

What: William Adams Middle School – Success Begins With Me Career Fair
Audience: William Adams Middle School students
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2019
Time: 8:30am to 1:30pm
Location: William Adams Middle School Gymnasium
Address: 901 E. 3rd, Alice, Texas 78332
Contact: Judith Holmgreen, Principal
Phone: (361) 660-2055
Email:
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details: Adams Middle School is seeking sponsors to share brochures, flyers, and/or promotional items with students so that they can learn more about community career opportunities, agencies, and services.

FEBRUARY

What: Taft Junior High School Career Fair
Audience: Taft Junior High School students
Date: Friday, February 1, 2019
Time: 12:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Taft Junior High School
Address: Gregory St., Taft, Texas 78390
Contact: Janie Martinez, Taft Junior High School Counselor
Phone: (361) 528-2636 x4333
Email: jgamezmartinez@taftisd.net
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details: Taft Junior High School is seeking experts in their respective field to speak to students during the career fair.

Endorsement experts and career professionals will provide a series of sessions related to opportunities available to students in their high schools and for their future careers. We are especially excited this year as we unveil our Career Pathways Partnerships that show students how to earn stackable credentials beginning in high school.  The conference is limited to 150 students each day with different schools attending on Wednesday and Thursday.

What: Del Mar College – Pipeline Program Information Course (FREE!)
Audience: Age 18+ interested in learning about the pipeline program.
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Coastal Compass Education & Career Resource Center
Address:  35488 SPID, Suite 1572, La Palmera Mall, Corpus Christi
Contact: Luis M. Lopez
Phone: (361) 698-2122
Email:
Cost: Free
Additional Information: (0.20 CEUs Credits)
Details: Pipelines  are energy lifelines, making almost every daily activity possible. Pipelines play a huge role in everyday lives and are essential to the nation’s industries. Yet, few people are aware of the work done by the country’s more than 190,000-mile liquid petroleum pipeline network and 2.4 million-mile natural gas pipeline network that delivers the products that are integral parts of America’s economy. It is a network that delivers the nation’s crude oil and petroleum products (such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, home heating oil, and natural gas) reliably, safely, efficiently, and economically. This information session will provide an overview of the Del Mar College Pipeline Training program and offer prospective students an opportunity to have their questions answered regarding the program format, financial aid and Pipeline job opportunities in the Coastal Bend area.

What: Regional Parent Engagement Conference
Audience: K-12 Parents/Guardians (including parents of homeschoolers and private schools), Parent Liaisons, Administrators, School Staff, and Community Stakeholders.
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time: 8:15am – 2:30pm
Location: Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds
Address: 1213 Terry Shamsie
Contact: Lesless Schauer at (361) 561-8567
Phone: Laura Cantu at (361) 561-8604
Email:
Cost: Fee for parent to attend; however, campus/district will may for registration.
Additional Information: https://www.escweb.net/tx_r2/catalog/conference.aspx?conference_id=1506324
Details: Participants will have an opportunity to hear from guest speakers within the community. Topics will include cyberbullying, social and emotional wellness, and building academic capacity. All sessions will be delivered in English. Translation audio phone with Spanish translation will be available. Door prizes!

What: Charting the Course
Audience: 12th grade students with disabilities
Date: February 16, 2019
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Address: TBD
Contact: Christa Rasche, Special Education Specialist – Secondary Transition & Autism
Phone: (361) 452-4629
Email: christa.rasche@esc2.us
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details:  Charting the Course is an new initiative in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission to provide targeted information to specific student groups.  The 12th grade event focuses on self-determination/advocacy and job preparedness for students about to graduate high school. The 8th grade event occurs on May 18, 2019.

What: Career Readiness – Lunch & Learn w/Coastal Compass at the TAMU-CC Garcia Center
Audience: Community members (all ages!) interested in career search, resume help, and interview skills.
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Garcia Arts & Education Center
Address: 2021 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78405
Contact: Angela Pena
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email:
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details: Community organizations will be on hand to teach career readiness skills!

What: Career Readiness w/Coastal Compass at the TAMU-CC Garcia Center
Audience: Community members (all ages!) interested in one-on-one assistance with career search, resume help, and interview skills.
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Garcia Arts & Education Center
Address: 2021 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78405
Contact: Angela Pena
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email:
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details: Coastal Compass representative will be on hand to help with career readiness skills!

What: The All Major Career Expo
Audience: TAMUCC Students
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 11am – 2pm
Location: TAMUCC UC Anchor Ballroom
Address:
Contact: 
Phone: 
Email:
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Register at tamucc.joinhandshake.com
Details: 

What: 5th Annual Discover Your Direction: Exploring Endorsement Conference
Audience: 7th – 10th grade students in the Coastal Bend
Date: Wednesday OR Thursday, February 27-28, 2019
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Education Service Center Region 2
Address: 209 N. Water St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Contact: Angela Pena, Education to Employment Partners
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email: angelap@edexcellence.org
Cost: Free for up to 40 students of E2E Member districts; $25/student for non-E2E districts
Additional Information: Flyer
Details: The Discover Your Direction: Exploring Endorsement Conference offers middle school students an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of career endorsements available in their local high schools and pathways to the careers of their choice.

Endorsement experts and career professionals will provide a series of sessions related to opportunities available to students in their high schools and for their future careers. We are especially excited this year as we unveil our Career Pathways Partnerships that show students how to earn stackable credentials beginning in high school.  The conference is limited to 150 students each day with different schools attending on Wednesday and Thursday.

MARCH

What: Discover Del Mar!
Audience: Coastal Bend high school juniors & seniors and community members interested in attending DMC
Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Location: DMC West Campus
Address: 4101 Old Brownsville Rd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78405
Contact:
Phone: (361) 698-1290
Email: recruit@delmar.edu
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details: www.DelMar.edu/OutreachEvents

What: Corpus Christi Municipal Court Youth Resource Fair
Audience: Youth, parents, families, administrators, judges, social service agencies, and the community
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: American Bank Center
Address: 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Contact: Juvenile Case Management Program
Phone: (361) 826-2510
Email:
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Connect with agencies serving our youth and their families!
Details: Highlighted programs and services include: child & family services, drop out prevention, hotlines & crisis, homeless and runaway assistance, mental health, school assistance, substance abuse, etc.  Live performances by youth! Jean drive – donate lightly used or new jeans for teens!

What: 4th Annual Life After Graduation: Who’s Got Your Back?
Audience: Students with disabilities and their families
Date: March 7 & 8, 2019
Time: TBD
Location: Coastal Bend College
Address: 704 Coyote Trail,Alice, Texas 78332
Contact: Christa Rasche, Special Education Specialist – Secondary Transition & Autism
Phone: (361) 452-4629
Email: christa.rasche@esc2.us
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details:  The event is also taking place April 1 & 2,  2019 at Education Service Center, Region 2 (ESC 2)

  • March 7th and April 1st will be geared toward students who will be participating in higher education/training and/or competitive employment opportunities after graduation from high school.
  • March 8th and April 2nd will be geared toward students who will be identifying community access and/or volunteerism, and options that will maximize independence (more significant disabilities).

What: Women Empowered Summit (WE Summit)
Audience: Women who are starting, sustaining, or expanding a business in the Coastal Bend.
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi University Center
Address: 6300 Ocean Dr., University Center Building, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
Contact: Andrea Byrd, Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend
Phone: (361) 882-7491 x292
Email: andrea.byrd@workforcesolutionscb.org
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, TAMU-CC
Details: A networking opportunity to provide training and support specifically for women who are starting, sustaining, or expanding a business in the Coastal Bend.

APRIL

What: 4th Annual Life After Graduation: Who’s Got Your Back?
Audience: Students with disabilities and their families
Date: April 1 & 2, 2019
Time: TBD
Location: Education Service Center, Region 2 (ESC 2)
Address: 209 N. Water St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Contact: Christa Rasche, Special Education Specialist – Secondary Transition & Autism
Phone: (361) 452-4629
Email: christa.rasche@esc2.us
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details:  The event is also taking place March 7 & 8, 2019 at Coastal Bend College in Alice, Texas.

  • March 7th and April 1st will be geared toward students who will be participating in higher education/training and/or competitive employment opportunities after graduation from high school.
  • March 8th and April 2nd will be geared toward students who will be identifying community access and/or volunteerism, and options that will maximize independence (more significant disabilities).

What: College Readiness – Lunch & Learn w/Coastal Compass at the TAMU-CC Garcia Center
Audience: Community members (all ages!) interested in college readiness, financial aid (FAFSA completion), and ApplyTexas!
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Garcia Arts & Education Center
Address: 2021 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78405
Contact: Angela Pena
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email:
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details: Community organizations will be on hand to help you enroll or return to college!

What: Heritage Youth & Family Services of Texas – College & Career Exposition
Audience: Solomon Coles HS Students 
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Solomon Coles HS Auditorium
Address: 924 Winnebago St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Contact: Dara Frandsen
Phone: (361) 500-4572
Email: dfrandsen@heritageservices.org
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details: 

MAY

What: Charting the Course
Audience: 8th grade students with disabilities
Date: May 18, 2019
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Address: TBD
Contact: Christa Rasche, Special Education Specialist – Secondary Transition & Autism
Phone: (361) 452-4629
Email: christa.rasche@esc2.us
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details:  Charting the Course is an new initiative in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission to provide targeted information to specific student groups.  The 8th grade event focuses on self-determination and career exploration.