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AVANCE has been changing lives since 1973.

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AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program graduates
outperform their peers on Texas’ Standardized Tests.

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AVANCE enhances parenting skills and
parent-child interactions
for lifelong success.

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Be a champion of a family’s future

Participants
Served Annually
Prepared to Enter
School Ready
%
Increase in
Parent Employment
%

About AVANCE and our impact

Established in 1973, AVANCE (Uh-vahn-say) is a national, non-profit organization, primarily serving Texas, that meets hard to reach, low-income families where they are. Meaning "advance" or “progress,” AVANCE serves as a trusted guide to assist under-resourced families of young children in overcoming isolation and lack of opportunity.

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AVANCE’s Two Generation approach consists of Parenting, Child-focused and Parent-focused programs.

Each of these areas is covered by our core Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) and over 15 other complementary programs.

AVANCE has helped transform the lives of many underserved families. These are their stories.

AVANCE Inc. expands Head Start services in Rio Grande Valley

AVANCE Inc. (AVANCE) has been awarded a $7.4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to operate Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the Texas counties of Starr and Zapata, expanding services AVANCE currently provides in the Rio Grande Valley. With this grant AVANCE will serve 592 children in…

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The resilience of AVANCE staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

We approached those first days of March just like others across the country: closely monitoring news of the emerging novel coronavirus outbreak. Following the guidance of public health experts and local officials, we began developing contingency plans, but the situation deteriorated so rapidly that we still found ourselves in uncharted territory. While there were many…

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Update from AVANCE on COVID-19

We are, without a doubt, facing trying times as the effects of the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation ripple across nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Families and communities across the country are working together to overcome the anxiety and uncertainty brought on by the sudden and indefinite closure of schools and businesses. At…

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Our operating centers are located close to our families.