50 Years of Family

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Celebrating 50 Years of Family

A celebration of AVANCE would only be complete with honoring the families who have placed their trust in us and allowed us to walk alongside them on their journeys. Our families are the driving force behind our mission, and their stories illustrate the profound impact of AVANCE on countless lives since 1973. Here you can read the inspirational stories of families who have graduated from our Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) over the past 50 years.

The Rendon Family

Karla Rendon was two when her family moved from Mexico to San Antonio. One day, while at Karla’s school, her mother overhead other parents talking about AVANCE.

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The Vasquez Family

During the pandemic in 2020, Bileyka Vasquez learned about AVANCE when she came across an ad for virtual PCEP while searching for online classes for her youngest son.

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The Abundis Family

When Griselda Abundis moved from Mexico, she didn’t know much English and felt stuck. Her husband’s family, familiar with San Antonio, recommended that she look into AVANCE.

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The Camacho Family

Aura Camacho registered for virtual PCEP during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 after being introduced to the program by friends at AVANCE-Austin.

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The Crespo Family

Erika Crespo joined PCEP while completing volunteer hours at AVANCE. That was just the start of the Crespo family’s journey.

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Noemí Patiño

After a difficult pregnancy and the birth of her daughter, Noemí Patiño enrolled in PCEP when a friend suggested she attend the program.

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Liliana Fuentes

When Liliana Fuentes joined PCEP, she had been feeling isolated, spending most of her time caring for her daughter, who struggled after being born prematurely.

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The Gomez Family

After an AVANCE representative stopped by her apartment with flyers, Lisa Gomez signed up for PCEP, anxious but eager to learn.

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The Cruz-Rogel Family

Lorena and Daniel Cruz-Rogel found AVANCE after the difficult birth of their first child, and their family is now thriving.

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