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.

APRIL

1 & 2

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).

2

What: Explore Saint Leo University
Audience: Anyone interested in attending Saint Leo University. 
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Time: 10:30am to 2:30pm
Location: Coastal Compass Education & Career Resource Center
Address: 5488 South Padre Island Dr., Suite 1572, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 (La Palmera Mall)
Contact: Kendra Johnson
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email: kendraj@coastalcompass.org
Cost: Free
Additional Information: www.saintleo.edu/corpus-christi-education-center
Details: Services provided by Saint Leo University.  

2

What: Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend Scholarship Session
Audience: Anyone interested in applying for the CTCCB Scholarship. 
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Coastal Compass Education & Career Resource Center
Address: 5488 South Padre Island Dr., Suite 1572, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 (La Palmera Mall)
Contact: Kendra Johnson
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email: kendraj@coastalcompass.org
Cost: Free
Additional Information: www.ctccb.org
Details: Services provided by Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend. 

4-7

What: Skills USA Texas Leadership and Skills Conference
Audience: All
Date: April 4-7, 2019
Time: Various
Location: Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend & American Bank Center
Address: 7433 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78409
Contact: Celina Valdez
Phone: (361) 289-1636
Email: cvaldez@ctccb.org
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details:  

6

What: Island Day – Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Audience: Prospective undergraduate students and their families
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: Varies, 8a-5p
Location: Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Address: 
Contact: 
Phone: (361) 825-8687
Email: islandday@tamucc.edu
Cost: $10 (program materials and catered lunch)
Additional Information: http://islandday.tamucc.edu/
Details:  Explore Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and learn about their top-rated programs, admissions, financial aid, Islander housing, and more! Meet with students, faculty, and staff to learn about the robust life of an Islander.

11

What: Del Mar College Personal Enrichment Information Session
Audience: Anyone interested in professional and personal enrichment classes available at Del Mar College. 
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Coastal Compass Education & Career Resource Center
Address: 5488 South Padre Island Dr., Suite 1572, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 (La Palmera Mall)
Contact: Kendra Johnson
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email: kendraj@coastalcompass.org
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details: Services provided by Del Mar College.

12

What: Free Meningitis Shots!
Audience: High school seniors and anyone that is planning on attending college for the first time!
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Coastal Compass Education & Career Resource Center
Address: 5488 South Padre Island Dr., Suite 1572, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 (La Palmera Mall)
Contact: Kendra Johnson
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email: kendraj@coastalcompass.org
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Meningitis shots are required for college enrollment.  
Details: Services provided by South Texas Family Planning & Health Corporation.  

13

What: Soaring with Dinosaurs 
Audience: Kids
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: La Retma Library
Address: 805 Comanche Street, Corpus Christi 78401
Contact:
Phone: (361) 826-7055
Email:
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Activities include: Dinos Alive, Tails for Tales, CCPD presentation, Dino Carnival, Snacks, Games, Performances by CCISD Pre-K Classes, Music and Movement, Arts and Crafts, Free Books!
Details: Soaring with Dinosaurs!

13

What: Tackle the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) College Readiness Test!
Audience: Anyone wanting to pass the TSI exam with coaching session assistance!
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Coastal Compass Education & Career Resource Center
Address: 5488 South Padre Island Dr., Suite 1572, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 (La Palmera Mall)
Contact: Kendra Johnson
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email: kendraj@coastalcompass.org
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details: Services provided by CMath Is Easy (cmathiseasy.com)

13

What: 7th Annual Duval County Children’s Spring Festival
Audience: Open to all the children of the community and their families!
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: San Diego Plaza Alcala
Address: 
Contact: Sandra Morin
Phone: (361) 279-7054 or (361) 701-7234
Email: 
Cost: Free
Additional Information: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Please join as we raise community awareness of child abuse prevention. 
Details: Free games, entertainment, and plenty of chances to win prizes! See the Spring Festival Flyer for more details. 

15

What: Javelina Bound Transfer Day
Audience: Anyone wanting to learn more about transferring to Texas A&M University – Kingsville
Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Time: 9:30am to 3:00pm
Location: Del Mar College – East Campus, Harvin Center and Retama Room
Address: 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78404
Contact: TAMU-K Admissions
Phone: (361) 593-5372
Email: 
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Javelina Bound Transfer Day Flyer
Details: 

18

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: Thursday, April 18, 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!

23

What: Mix and Mingle with Education Providers!
Audience: Anyone wanting to attend or who has questions about Del Mar College, University of the Incarnate Word, Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend, Saint Leo University, or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University!
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: Del Mar College Small Business Development Center 
Address: 3209 S. Staples St. 
Contact: Kendra Johnson
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email: kendraj@coastalcompass.org
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details: Find out about undergraduate degrees, masters programs, continuing education, and personal enrichment classes. 

26

What: ESC 2 Free Health & Safety Spring Seminar 
Audience: Athletic coaches, school nurses, counselors, school emergency personnel, and administrators. 
Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 8:00am to 1:30pm
Location: Education Service Center, Region 2
Address: 209 N. Water St., Corpus Christi 78401
Contact: Valerie Fountain or Larry Stone
Phone: (361) 561-8579 or (361) 561-8662
Email: valerie.fountain@esc2.us or larry.stone@esc2.us
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Topics to be covered include: Medication Administration in a School Setting, Athletic Nutrition, Traumatic Brain Injury, Weather Emergencies, presentations by TAMU-CC Athletic Training Staff, and much more! Register at https://bit.ly/2SM08av.
Details: https://www.e2epartners.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019_Health_Safety_April_Seminar_Flyer-April26.pdf

MAY

4

What: Driscoll Health Plan’s 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Community Resource Fair
Audience: All
Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: First Baptist Church
Address: 3115 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78404
Contact: 
Phone: 
Email:
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details:  

15

What: Veterans Memorial High School Free Health & Wellness Fair
Audience: All Veterans & Families Invited!
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: VMHS Gym
Address: 3750 Cimarron Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78414
Contact: Melissa Flores
Phone: (361) 881-8133
Email: melissa.b.flores@uth.tmc.edu
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Sponsored by Commissioner Brent Chesney, South Coastal AHEC, and Veterans Memorial High School. See SCAHEC Flyer for more details!
Details:  Services provided by South Coastal Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Free health screenings, school/athletic physicals, blood pressure, blood glucose, vision tests, hearing tests, height/weight BMI, and immunizations.  Free health education including diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, mental health, disease management and more!

17

What: Port Aransas High School Free Health & Wellness Fair
Audience: All Invited!
Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: PAHS
Address: 
Contact: Melissa Flores
Phone: (361) 881-8133
Email: melissa.b.flores@uth.tmc.edu
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Sponsored by South Coastal AHEC and Port Aransas High School.
Details:  Services provided by South Coastal Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Free health screenings, school/athletic physicals, blood pressure, blood glucose, vision tests, hearing tests, height/weight BMI, and immunizations.  Free health education including diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, mental health, disease management and more!

20 & 21

What: Charting the Course
Audience: May 20 – 12th grade students with disabilities, May 21 – 8th grade students with disabilities
Date: May 20-21, 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 events focuses on self-determination and career exploration.

22

What: La Palmera Mall Job Fair
Audience: Anyone looking for a job!
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: La Palmera Mall – Center Court
Address: 5488 South Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Contact: Kendra Johnson
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email: kendraj@coastalcompass.org
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details: 

*Summer Camps*

Check out http://www.corpuschristisummercamps.com/ for information on a variety of summer camps occurring in the Coastal Bend area! 

JUNE

3-7

What: TAMU-CC STEM-Tronics Camp
Audience: Students going into 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the 2019-2020 school year. 
Date: Monday, June 3rd – Friday, June 7th
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Address: 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
Contact: Mayra Alvarado, TAMU-CC Program Coordinator 
Phone: (361) 825-6025
Email: mayra.alvarado@tamucc.edu
Cost: $25
Additional Information:
Details: http://sci.tamucc.edu/ENGR/stemsi/stemtronics/index.html

3-July 18

What: Del Mar College – Corpus Christi PREP – Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program (TexPREP)
Audience: Middle and high school students interested in pursing science-based careers. 
Date: Monday, June 3rd – Thursday, July 18th
Time: Varies
Location: Del Mar College – West Campus
Address: 4101 Old Brownsville Rd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78405
Contact: James Shollenberger or Nedal Shheber
Phone: (361) 698-1111
Email: jshollen@delmar.edu
Cost: Free!
Additional Information:
Details: https://www.delmar.edu/offices/math/ccprep/index.html

10-14 & 17-21

What: TAMU-CC Women in Technology Camp
Audience: Middle school girs (grades 6-8)
Date: Various
Time: TBD
Location: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Address: 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
Contact: Mamta Yadav, TAMU-CC 
Phone: (361) 825-2688
Email: mamta.yadav@tamucc.edu
Cost: $25
Additional Information:
Details: https://sci.tamucc.edu/ENGR/stemsi/codecamp/index.html

10-15

What: TAMU-CC Coastal Bend String Camp
Audience: Elementary, Middle, and High School Students 
Date: Various
Time: TBD
Location: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Address: 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
Contact: Elizabeth Cook, TAMU-CC 
Phone: (361) 825-3756 or 825-5523
Email: elizabeth.cook@tamucc.edu
Cost: 
Additional Information:
Details: http://cla.tamucc.edu/music/camps/CoastalBendStringCamp.html

11-July 20

What: Del Mar College – Technology Camp for Kids
Audience: Students in grades 3-8 
Date: Weekly, Monday – Friday
Time: Varies
Location: Del Mar College – Center for Economic Development
Address: 3209 S. Staples., Corpus Christi, Texas 7841, room 124
Contact: 
Phone: (361) 698-2122
Email: ce@delmar.edu
Cost: $150
Additional Information:
Details: https://www.delmar.edu/continuing-education/youth-camps-and-academies/technology-camp.html

15

What: Juneteenth Celebration at Cole Park
Audience: Entire family, all ages!
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Cole Park
Address: 1526 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78404
Contact: Tina Butler, Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE)
Phone: (361) 739-1367 or (361) 695-6661
Email: tabphecc@yahoo.com
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Coastal Bend Juneteenth Celebration – “Juneteenth for the Crest.’
Details:  A free fun filled day for the entire family filled with music, games, tournaments, health & wellness zone, and shopping.  Free health screenings, on-site testing, job/employment information, financial literacy, diverse cultural performances, education and civic organizations showcasing services, food trucks, retail vendors, a kids zone, and wares of all types.  Also slated are performances from local bands, gospel choirs, singers, and dance troupes. See Save the Date Flyer for more information. 

16-29

What: TAMU-CC Summer Theatre Workshop
Audience: High school students seeking a highly intensive and creative theatre experience in performance or technical theatre.  
Date: Various
Time: TBD
Location: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Address: 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
Contact: Kelly Russell, TAMU-CC 
Phone: (361) 825-5992 or (972) 965-6707
Email: kelly.russell@tamucc.edu
Cost: $1,000-$1,400
Additional Information:
Details: http://cla.tamucc.edu/theatre/camp.html

17-28

What: TAMU-CC Young Authors’ Writing Camp
Audience: Elementary, Middle, and High School Students 
Date: Various
Time: TBD
Location: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Address: 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
Contact: Teri Ruiz
Phone: (361) 825-3151
Email: teri.ruiz@tamucc.edu
Cost: $185
Additional Information:
Details: https://writingcamps.tamucc.edu/

17-21 & 24-28

What: Educator Externship Program 
Audience: Coastal Bend Area Educators
Date: Week 1: June 17-21, Week 2: June 24-28
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Address: TBD
Contact: Dr. Janet Cunningham, Executive Director, Citizens for Educational Excellence
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email: JCunningham@edexcellence.org
Cost: Free (Educators receive a $700 stipend!)
Additional Information: Educator Externship Flyer

Registration: https://form.jotform.com/WorkforceCB/YOU_Externship

Details:  In its third year, this program provided hands-on experience to educators from local school districts. The program creates partnerships among workforce, industry, and education to assist educators in making connections between academic skills and the workplace. Middle and high school teachers and counselors will have an opportunity to engage in industry-specific activities that apply classroom content to real world careers. If you would like to participate in the next Educator Externship Program, please check back to register.

27

What: Calallen High School Free Health & Wellness Fair
Audience: All Invited!
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Calallen HS
Address: 
Contact: Melissa Flores
Phone: (361) 881-8133
Email: melissa.b.flores@uth.tmc.edu
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Sponsored by South Coastal AHEC and Calallen  High School.
Details:  Services provided by South Coastal Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Free health screenings, school/athletic physicals, blood pressure, blood glucose, vision tests, hearing tests, height/weight BMI, and immunizations.  Free health education including diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, mental health, disease management and more!

JULY

7-13

What: TAMU-CC Underwater Robotics Summer Program
Audience: Talented High School Students (ages 16-18) interested in STEM
Date: Various
Time: TBD
Location: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Address: 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
Contact: Mayra Alvarado
Phone: (361) 825-6025
Email: mayra.alvarado@tamucc.edu
Cost: $500
Additional Information:
Details: http://sci.tamucc.edu/ENGR/stemsi/underwater_robotics/index.html

15-19

What: TAMU-CC Islander Band Camps
Audience: Middle School/Junior High and High School
Time: TBD
Location: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Address: 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
Contact: Mayra Alvarado
Phone: (361) 825-3756
Email: elizabeth.cook@tamucc.edu
Cost: Varies
Additional Information:
Details: http://cla.tamucc.edu/music/camps/bandcamp.html

AUGUST

2

What: Destination Education – Information Fair
Audience: Community members, students, education organizations
Date: Friday, August 2, 2019
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Coastal Compass Education & Career Resource Center
Address: 5488 South Padre Island Dr., Suite 1572, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 (La Palmera Mall)
Contact: Kendra Johnson
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email: kendraj@coastalcompass.org
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details: Coastal Compass Education and Career Resource Center is pleased to host ‘Destination Education,’ an informational fair that promotes education and career resources to prepare students, parents, and educators for the upcoming school year. This event takes place prior to the back-to-school tax-free shopping weekend and is an opportunity for community
members to learn about the tremendous educational opportunities offered throughout Corpus Christi. We anticipate 60+ organizations to host tables at various locations around the mall and would like your mall store to help us celebrate through a variety of activities.  Please contact us for more details.

5

What: Seashore Academy Free Health & Wellness Fair
Audience: All Invited!
Date: Monday August 5, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Seashore Academy
Address: 
Contact: Melissa Flores
Phone: (361) 881-8133
Email: melissa.b.flores@uth.tmc.edu
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Sponsored by South Coastal AHEC and Seashore Academy.
Details:  Services provided by South Coastal Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Free health screenings, school/athletic physicals, blood pressure, blood glucose, vision tests, hearing tests, height/weight BMI, and immunizations.  Free health education including diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, mental health, disease management and more!

7

What: Flour Bluff High School Health & Wellness Fair
Audience: All Invited!
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Flour Bluff High School
Address: 
Contact: Melissa Flores
Phone: (361) 881-8133
Email: melissa.b.flores@uth.tmc.edu
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Sponsored by South Coastal AHEC and Flour Bluff High School.
Details:  Services provided by South Coastal Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Free health screenings, school/athletic physicals, blood pressure, blood glucose, vision tests, hearing tests, height/weight BMI, and immunizations.  Free health education including diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, mental health, disease management and more!

SEPTEMBER

4

What: Bishop High School Health & Wellness Fair
Audience: All Invited!
Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time: 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Location:
Address: 
Contact: Melissa Flores
Phone: (361) 881-8133
Email: melissa.b.flores@uth.tmc.edu
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Sponsored by South Coastal AHEC and Bishop High School.
Details:  Services provided by South Coastal Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Free health screenings, school/athletic physicals, blood pressure, blood glucose, vision tests, hearing tests, height/weight BMI, and immunizations.  Free health education including diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, mental health, disease management and more!

25

What: YOU Choose Expo & Ready for College & Career Conference, Presented by Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend and Coastal Compass Education & Career Resource Center
Audience: All Coastal Bend Juniors & Seniors
Date: September 25, 2019
Time: TBD
Location: American Bank Center
Address: 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.,  Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Contact: Jeff West, WFSCB
Phone: (361) 882-7491
Email: Jeffrey.West@workforcesolutionscb.org
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Details:  

25

What: Robstown High School Health & Wellness Fair
Audience: All Invited!
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Hattie Martin Building
Address: 
Contact: Melissa Flores
Phone: (361) 881-8133
Email: melissa.b.flores@uth.tmc.edu
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Sponsored by South Coastal AHEC and Robstown High School.
Details:  Services provided by South Coastal Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Free health screenings, school/athletic physicals, blood pressure, blood glucose, vision tests, hearing tests, height/weight BMI, and immunizations.  Free health education including diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, mental health, disease management and more!

FEBRUARY 2020

25-26

What: 6th Annual Discover Your Direction: Exploring Endorsements Conference
Audience: 7th – 10th grade students in the Coastal Bend area
Date: Tuesday-Wednesday, February 25-26, 2020
Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
Location: Education Service Center, Region 2
Address: 209 N. Water St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Contact: Angela Pena
Phone: (361) 906-0703
Email: angelap@edexcellence.org
Cost: To be determined, tentatively $25/student in E2E member districts or $40/student for non-member districts
Additional Information: The conference will introduce students to career endorsements and provide information about pathways to the career of their choice. In addition to fantastic guest speakers and direct access to exhibitors, students will have the opportunity to select from a variety of breakout sessions to help them gain greater understanding of postsecondary opportunities and careers.