Ribbon Cutting at Bowie Parent/Community Education Center
By AVANCE 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.
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.
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