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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

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.

Little by little you see them grow and gain confidence

Seeing our parents blossom is like the life cycle of a butterfly. Little by little you see them grow and gain confidence. As they move through the program, they reflect a different energy. And, you can see it – that confidence for them and their children. – Austin Parent Educator.

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Parent-Child Education Program

I had three children by the time I entered the AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program. I thought I knew a lot. But, AVANCE opened me up to a totally different view. They provided me with a lot of information that I did not know. When I graduated, it was like I was coming into a different…

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Our operating centers are located close to our families.