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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 1997.
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.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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)…Read More