District H

Back to School Backpack Distribution

Back to School Backpacks PhotoEvery summer just before the start of term, Mayor Turner’s Back to School event yields extra backpacks which are then allotted to each City Council Member. As an educator (and the new chairwoman for the City Council Economic Development Subcommittee on Education), schools and the young people served within those walls are of highest priority to Council Member Karla Cisneros. For that reason, she has together with her staff hand delivered a donation of backpacks filled with school supplies just prior to the start of the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years to District H elementary schools. Council Member Cisneros understands that not every student in need is able to attend the various back to school resource fairs prior to the start of the school year, so coordinating with and delivering straight to the schools has proved the most efficient way to reach those students.

This year, despite challenging logistical changes to the Mayor’s Back to School event, backpacks were again delivered to District H HISD elementary schools just in time to kick the 2019-2020 school year off. Learn more about Council Member Cisneros’ annual backpack distribution by viewing the video below.