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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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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.

Celebrating PCEP Graduates of 2019

This May, AVANCE graduated over 900 families from its signature Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP). We are incredibly proud of the families and children who spent nine months with our AVANCE educators, completing the 27-lesson PCEP. The parents and caregivers developed skills through parent education classes, home visitations, toy-making classes, and interactive parent-child literacy activities. They also…

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Greater Impact and Growth through Promising Ventures Fellowship

Talk of West Coast accelerator programs doesn’t generally conjure thoughts of 45-year-old non-profits. But AVANCE Inc. is ready to show that even established organizations can embrace and advance innovation in Early Childhood Development (ECD). AVANCE was recently selected to take part in the inaugural cohort of the Promising Ventures Fellowship, an accelerator program centered on…

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AVANCE Receives Grant from The Meadows Foundation

The Meadows Foundation recently awarded a $50,000 grant to AVANCE National in support of the organization’s efforts to advance the wellbeing and healthy development of young children in Texas by improving the quality and capacity of home-based child care providers (also known as Family Child Care Homes). AVANCE was among 30 Texas organizations awarded a…

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