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Valor y Sueños Fall Fundraising Campaign

To our incredible AVANCE-Austin friends & family: While we would have loved to invite you to be our guest at this year’s Valor y Sueños annual luncheon, the safety of each of you is of utmost importance. Our original plans for our fall event have been reinvented, and we have decided to make Valor y…

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Program Suspension Notice Due to COVID-19

For 23 years, AVANCE-Austin has worked tirelessly to help families achieve their full potential through our two-generation educational programming and family support services. The well-being of our parents and their young children has always been our priority. With the safety and well-being of AVANCE children, parents, staff and volunteers in mind, we are taking the…

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You’re invited to Amplify AVANCE!

Amplify Austin 2020 Thursday, March 5 – Friday, March 6 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM Thank you for your interest in joining our campaign to #AmplifyAVANCE! Together, we’ll raise $20,000 to make Futures So Bright in 2020 for very young, low-income children and their parents. Spread the word with your friends, family, and community about AVANCE-Austin’s…

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AVANCE-AUSTIN NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

AUSTIN – January 24, 2020 – The Board of Directors of AVANCE-Austin announced today that Cristina Garza has been named Executive Director. Garza brings extensive expertise in program management, impact funding and community development. Her most recent employment has been as Director of Social Impact at the Mission Economic Development Corporation in Mission, Texas. Cristina’s…

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Elma and James Aldrete – Griffith Family Legacy Awardees

Please join us on October 30th as we recognize Elma and James Aldrete as our Griffith Family Legacy Awardees for their volunteer leadership with AVANCE-Austin: “With AVANCE, you get so much more than you give. When you see-first-hand the compassion and courage of our teachers and parents, you take pride that even the smallest of…

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Alma Ruiz – Individual Hero

Please join us on October 30th as we recognize Alma Ruiz as our Individual Hero for her volunteer leadership with AVANCE-Austin: “When I started AVANCE, my desire to succeed became stronger and I felt more motivated to do things out in the world.”-Alma Ruiz, 2016 AVANCE Graduate Alma Ruiz Moving to Austin nine years ago…

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Cathy Doggett – Partner Hero

Please join us on October 30th as we recognize Cathy Doggett as our Partner Hero for her volunteer leadership with AVANCE-Austin: “I’m really thrilled to be honored by AVANCE because AVANCE offers life-changing experiences for families. For the families that are served, AVANCE is an entry point to an educational path they might not have…

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Black’s Barbecue – Corporate Hero

Please join us as we recognize Black’s Barbecue as our Corporate Hero for their volunteer leadership with AVANCE-Austin: The simple act of coming together, breaking bread and giving thanks has helped nourish the dreams of AVANCE families and strengthened the bonds of mutual support. Since 2012, the Black family and staff have generously provided the…

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Summer success with new books, recipes, and more!

Over 100 children and families benefited from 6 weeks of literacy and nutrition courses. This year marks the 4th year in a row of hosting a literacy and nutrition summer program at AVANCE-Austin. A total of 110 children and parents learned new healthy messages and literacy concepts over 6 weeks using educational curriculum from the…

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Announcing Outgoing Executive Director

AVANCE-Austin Celebrates Outgoing Executive Director Marie Felan, Announces Search for New Executive Director (Austin, Texas) – At the conclusion of another successful year that saw more than 240 mothers and children graduate from its signature parent-childhood education program, AVANCE-Austin announced that it’s Executive Director of five years, Marie Felan, will be stepping down from the…

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