¡Otro Día de Voluntariado Exitoso!

Last Thursday, August 4th, a group of over 20 volunteers were able to help kickoff the upcoming school year by decorating classrooms, bulletin boards, and building portable sinks to support the AVANCE educators at our north location within River Oaks Elementary school. The volunteers worked hard to assemble functional sinks in each classroom for the…

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Mil Gracias to our Recent Volunteers!

A big THANK YOU to Kristen Morado and Justin Garcia for coordinating volunteer days recently! This powerful couple empowered their Latino groups at Indeed and Amazon to donate their time and crafting expertise to support our toymaking classes. With the support of volunteers, we can provide hundreds of low-income families with supplies and education to…

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Thank You x 10!

Diez Días, our second annual 10-day long Spring Campaign was a success! Through the support of our community, we were able to raise over $10,000 in funding to grow our Literacy and Nutrition Summer Program, take our current families on a field trip to the Thinkery Children’s Museum to celebrate Dia del Niño, and celebrate…

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Our First Graduation Feria!

  We’ve been so eager to bring our graduation celebration back in person, we incorporated new ways to make it BIGGER and BETTER! This year, we invited some of our trusted community partners to share resources available to our families now that they’ve completed the 9-month Parent-Child Education Program. Austin Achieve, Austin Community College, Austin…

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Spotlight on the 2022 Avanzando Honoree – Nancy Carrasco, 2019 PCEP Alumna

For years, our annual luncheon has served as a platform to uplift the stories of the hundreds of families who are part of our programs. This year, in order to highlight one parent’s remarkable story, we are thrilled to introduce the Avanzando Award. Meaning “moving forward” in Spanish, this award honors the journey that AVANCE-Austin parents…

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Introducing New VISTA Member: Kushal Singh

Hi, my name is Kushal Singh I moved here from New Orleans and have been having a great time since. A little about myself I have a multitude of hobbies but chief among them are cooking, baking, calligraphy, building computers, and gardening. My current goals are to read more about philosophy and interesting historical periods…

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Tackling inequities in technology

As we enter the month of April, the staff at AVANCE-Austin can’t help but reflect on an entire year of virtual learning and remote living. When schools closed in March of 2020, staff had to quickly transition from in-person programming to a virtual model through the creation of “AVANCE Sobre Ruedas” (AVANCE on-wheels), thanks to…

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Welcoming new board member series: Meet Yajaira

Finishing up our series of introductions to our newest Board Members and leaders of our community, please welcome Yajaira Muñoz-McKiver who has lived in Austin for over 30 years! Yajaira works for Amerigroup and Dell Children´s Health Plan managing care for Medicaid. We asked Yajaira a few questions about her upcoming involvement with AVANCE-Austin and…

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Welcoming new board member series: Meet Vanessa

Continuing our series of introductions to our newest Board Members and leaders of our community, please welcome Vanessa Santamaria Dainton who has lived in Austin for 33 years and enjoys spending time with family, reading, journaling, and exercise- especially walking her dog Lali. She also likes to paint, sew, and create jewelry. Vanessa consults in…

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