Success Stories

Harris County Students Ready to Succeed in School this Year

KIA representatives with school supplies for Harris County students
Representatives from Kia Motors Manufacturing present school supplies to John Winchester, Harris County Family Connection executive director. Pictured from left: Joanne Mabrey, assistant manager of KIA public relations; Welington Shepherd Atkinson, student volunteer with Harris County Family Connection; Winchester; Tabitha Lewis, executive director of Communities in Schools of Troup County; and Randy Jackson, vice president of human resources and administration at KIA.


More than 500 students in Harris County are better prepared to succeed in school this year—and they’re a little healthier—after participating in their local Back To School Rush last month.

The annual event, now in its 11th year, was sponsored by a group of corporate, community, and faith-based organizations, and individuals led by Harris County Family Connection.

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