CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Julee Murphy, a College of Education staff member and a librarian at the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was awarded a Focus Grant on September 13. Murphy was presented with a check for $250 from the Focus Foundation and the Coastal Community and Teachers Credit Union. The grant will support the purchase of books and supplies for literacy lessons and other student created projects at the ECDC.
The mission of the “FOCUS Foundation – For Our Children’s Ultimate Success” is to provide resources throughout our communities to enable educators to teach and students to learn.
The FOCUS Foundation was formed in January 2005 by Coastal Community and Teachers Credit Union. Management, staff, and board members recognized the need for support of the youth in our community which includes Aransas, Duval, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, and San Patricio Counties.
Since its inception, the program has awarded more than $100,000 to more than 100 schools and organizations that assist the youth by providing uniforms, school supplies, after school or educational programs and more.