The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the largest school district in Texas and the seventh largest in the nation. HISD has 280 schools and serves over 200,000 students in the Houston area, from which 75% come from low-income families.
Back to School Event
For several years, alliantgroup has been committed to donating school supplies and learning materials for students in need. We have partnered with the following HISD schools for back to school events:
- Parker Elementary – over 200 BACKPACKS filled with school supplies
- Stevens Elementary – over 700 STEAM KITS
- Gregory Lincoln Education Center – over 200 BACKPACKS filled with school supplies, uniforms, hygiene products
STEM Field Trips
alliantgroup sponsors several STEM field trips each school year for third & fifth grade classes from underserved schools. Popular destinations include Space Center Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Elementary Science Teacher Award
Since 2019, this award has been rewarding local science teachers who are increasing student engagement and achievement through innovative lesson plans that emphasize both the importance and fun aspects of science.
The overall winner receives: $3,500 personal award, plus $500 for their classroom
The other five finalists receive: $1,300 personal award, plus $500 to spend on their classroom
Matt Noll – Chairman of the Board
The Houston ISD Foundation is dedicated to mobilizing the local community in support of innovative priorities to improve outcomes for all students in the district and in June 2021, they announced that our Senior Managing Director, Matthew Noll was appointed its Chairman of the Board.
“We are thrilled to have Matthew as our Chairman. He has been an integral part of the HISD Foundation’s board of directors since 2019 and we look forward to his leadership and support in realizing our mission,” said Katherine W. Smith, HISD Foundation Executive Director.
In March 2019, alliantgroup awarded a $10,000 grant to Bellaire High School for their “Water Works-A Community and Global Water Quality Project.”
- With that money, the biology & aquatic science students were able to purchase proper equipment to conduct these water quality studies.
- alliantgroup also sponsored a field trip for teachers & 300 students in October 2019 for to Bolivar Peninsula to gather samples for water quality studies.
- alliantgroup engineers chaperoned the field trip to provide expert insight and guidance.
In March 2020, alliantgroup awarded a $7,000 grant to Booker T. Washington High School for their “Payload Design and Fabrication for Sounding Drone Project.”
In March 2021, alliantgroup made a $10,000 donation to the HISD Foundation through the Souper Bowl of Caring to help stock food pantries for students experiencing food insecurity in 50 Houston ISD schools.
Our Latest STEM Summit
When you bring brilliant minds together, amazing things happen. @allaintgroup had the pleasure of hosting a diverse panel of some of the most influential experts in #STEM and #STEMEducation. But why is STEM education so important to us at alliantgroup?
Our mission is to strengthen American businesses, and one of the ways we do that is to advocate for STEM education in order to fill the prevailing technical talent gap existing within our country’s businesses. Innovation is at the core of technical talent, and directly affects America’s growth. “It’s a big issue, and when you have a group of experts like we had today, you really get lots of different perspectives on it”