Support families in our community today.

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 2020-2021 Annual Report which highlights our incredible growth and impact on our children, families, and community:

2020-2021 AVANCE-Austin Annual Report - Download report

The 2017-2020 End of Year Reports for the Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP that include annual independent program evaluation conducted by Child Trends- a leading, high-quality research and knowledge base on children and families can be found here:

2019-2020 AVANCE-Austin Annual Report - Download report

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.