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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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Mission Moment – Graduation Spotlight

Meet Enid. She was a stay-at-home mother to her 2 children, Hansel and Josiah. She noticed that Hansel’s speech development was delayed but didn’t know how to help him. AVANCE was there to help. Through AVANCE, Enid was able to find the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) and Development she needed for her son, Hansel. She…

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Program Spotlight: Triple P

Your support is helping Elida and her family put positive parenting solutions into practice. Elida and her family are currently enrolled in our 10-week Triple P (Positive Parenting Practices) program. Each week, Elida and her son Seth are visited by Parent Educator/Home Visitor Nancy Ramirez. Together, Elida and Nancy have identified some of Seth’s social,…

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4 Ways to be an Amplify Ambassador

Amplify Austin 2019 is here and we can use YOUR help to achieve our goal of raising $25,000 before 6:00 PM on Friday, March 1! Here are 4 QUICK and EASY ways to be an Amplify Ambassador for AVANCE: Join us at our Wear Your Shades Social Meet us for happy hour and get ready…

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How To: Setting Up Your 2019 Amplify Austin Fundraising Page

Amplify Austin 2019 Thursday, February 28 – Friday, March 1 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM   Thank you for joining our campaign to #AmplifyAVANCE! Together, we’ll raise $25,000 to make Futures So Bright for very young, low-income children and their parents. Spread the word with your friends, family, and community about AVANCE-Austin’s work and make 2019 the…

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