Ribbon Cutting at Bowie Parent/Community Education Center

By on April 30, 2014

In partnership with PSJA ISD and the City of Alamo, AVANCE hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, April 30 at the Bowie Parent/Community Education Center to commemorate the community alliance dedicated to educating Alamo residents.

In this unique project, AVANCE, a national non-profit dedicated to providing innovative education and family support services, has worked with PSJA ISD, the City of Alamo and a group of community partners to develop a true community collaboration allowing non-profits and government agencies to provide services and classes to PSJA ISD families, from young children to adults, in one central location.

AVANCE’s signature Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) is delivered at the Bowie Center for families with children from birth to age three. Other agencies already participating are ARISE, LUPE and South Texas College.RGV-57

The Bowie Parent/Community Education Center is one of three sites in the tri-city area that provide PSJA ISD parents with structured courses in ESL, GED and continuing education classes, helping them gain a certification or credential in various fields.

According to Rick Noriega, AVANCE President and CEO, this partnership has created a laboratory of how communities can work together for the benefit of all.

“To realize true impact, we recognize that it takes a village of service providers, schools, businesses and engaged civic leaders to transform a community,” Noriega said.

Read more about the project:

Noriega: Alamo Chamber of Commerce, get ready

PSJA ISD/AVANCE open new parental development center in Alamo

Ribbon Cutting held for new Bowie Parent/Community Education Center

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    118 North Medina Street
    San Antonio, Texas 78207

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