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AVANCE - Austin has been changing lives since 1997.

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AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program graduates
outperform their peers on Texas’ Standardized Tests.

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Celebrate the courage and dreams
of our AVANCE families.

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AVANCE enhances parenting skills and
parent-child interactions
for lifelong success.

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Be a champion of a family’s future

Participants
Served Annually
Prepared to Enter
School Ready
%
Increase in
Parent Employment
%

About AVANCE and our impact

Established in 1973, AVANCE (Uh-vahn-say) is a national, non-profit organization, primarily serving Texas, that meets hard to reach, low-income families where they are. Meaning "advance" or “progress,” AVANCE serves as a trusted guide to assist under-resourced families of young children in overcoming isolation and lack of opportunity. AVANCE's chapter in Austin, Texas was established in 1998.

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AVANCE’s Two Generation approach consists of Parenting, Child-focused and Parent-focused programs.

Each of these areas is covered by our core Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) and over 15 other complementary programs.

AVANCE has helped transform the lives of many underserved families. These are their stories.

AVANCE-Austin 2017 Graduates

Areli and Lily are a beloved mother-and-daughter team here at AVANCE-Austin. Areli is a quiet, affectionate and determined mother who saw AVANCE’s program as a rich educational opportunity for her vivacious, effervescent toddler, Lily, and herself. Areli initially decided to enroll in AVANCE because she feared Lily was too isolated. Areli works long shifts and…

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Letter from Elisobel

I am very thankful to AVANCE because I learned many things about the development of my child. With other moms, I gathered a great deal of information about the development of our children since conception. Most importantly, I learned to manage the different stages of my child’s development successfully. I learned to understand the needs…

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Letter from Abesuad

Hi, my name is Abesuad Mendez. I am 29 years old. The Parent-Child Education Program has transformed my life as a mother incredibly. I have learned to better communicate and understand my daughter. I have another daughter who is 10 years old. When she was as old as my young daughter’s age (2 years old)…

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