AVANCE-Austin Voted Outstanding Latino Community Organization

We are excited to announce that AVANCE-Austin was voted Outstanding Latino Community Organization for this year’s Habla con Orgullo Award. A million thanks to all who voted and chose AVANCE-Austin as this year’s recipient. We humbly gathered on October 15th with our fellow Latino community leaders at Juan in a Million for the Habla con…

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Vote AVANCE-Austin as Outstanding Latino Community Organization

It’s an absolute honor to announce that AVANCE-Austin has been nominated by Hispanic Advocates Business Leaders of Austin (HABLA) amongst several amazing Latino organizations for a 2018 Habla con Orgullo Award. You can decide who wins! Vote Now! VOTE  for AVANCE-Austin as this year’s Outstanding Latino Community Organization. Voting is now open through 5pm, Friday,…

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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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Summer Salutations to New Board Members!

  We are pleased to welcome 3 new members to our Board of Directors! Read on to learn more about our newest volunteer leaders.   Kyler Arnold, Texas House of Representatives Q: How did you get involved with AVANCE? A: My fiancé attended the AVANCE luncheon last year and afterwards told me about the work AVANCE…

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Letter from Veronica

Personally, AVANCE has helped me understand the relationship with my children. The parenting class has given great advice and the opportunity to speak with other moms about everyday things about our children. In ESL class, something that was reinforced was the importance of knowing how to spell common things, such as name, address, and telephone number. In case…

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Summer Fun at AVANCE!

“A-B-C, 1-2-3 Reading is Fun for Me” Our Summer Nutrition & Literacy program was a spectacular success! A total of 68 children and 55 parents learned new healthy messages and literacy concepts over 5 weeks using educational curriculum from the H-E-B Read 3 program. The program also brought other highlights, such as a family field…

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Highlights of Mom Speakers from the 2018 Graduation!

On May 30, we honored the accomplishments, courage, and strength of 257 parents and children who completed AVANCE’s signature Parent-Child Education Program. For nine months, these dedicated families committed to a weekly parenting and early childhood education program. Ours was the first of many graduation ceremonies for these families who, by completing the program, prepared their young…

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