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Impact

Be a champion of a family’s future

We Aim to Enhance Parenting Skills and Parent-child Interactions

The heart of AVANCE's mission is to help hard-to-reach underserved and under-resourced families. We aim to enhance parenting skills and parent-child interactions that create opportunities and positive change for lifelong success.

 

Since 1997, AVANCE-Austin has leveraged generous support from the community to transform lives. We measure our impact by the achievements of our parents and children.

Participants Served Annually
Prepared to Enter School
%
Passed 3rd Grade Reading and Math
%
Student Attendance
%
Increase in Parent Employment
%

Evidence and Research

AVANCE-Austin is excited to present our 2018-2019 End of Year Report for the Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP), which highlights our incredible growth and impact on our children, families, and community:

Annual independent program evaluation conducted by Child Trends- a leading, high-quality research and knowledge base on children and families.

2018-2019 PCEP End of Year Report - Download report

2017-2018 PCEP End of Year Report - Download report

 

 

Over the years the AVANCE network has undertaken many studies of its impact. That research and evidence spans the entire two generation view of outcomes:

  1. Outcomes of a randomized control trial: Increased and improved parenting skills for parents having enrolled in PCEP program. Download report 1. Download report 2.
  2. Outcomes of a quasi experimental study: Better grade school attendance and better third grade reading scores (avoiding ‘third grade fade’). Download report.
  3. Outcomes of the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) research: Better parenting skills and increased family income and homeownership levels. Download report.
  4. Outcomes of NIECR phase 1 study: Better parenting skills as a result of PCEP attendance. Download report.