mother and child in AVANCE graduation caps and gowns

AVANCE has been supporting families on their educational journeys since 1973

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AVANCE Turns 50!

Join us in celebrating the golden anniversary of AVANCE and 50 years of service, support, and success for families and communities.

Our Mission

AVANCE creates pathways to economic mobility for predominantly Latino families through high-quality, culturally responsive, two-generation programming that ensures school readiness for young children and opportunities for parents to build social and economic capital. 

Our Vision

We envision a world where all children and families have equitable access to resources and opportunities to reach their fullest potential, transforming the communities in which we live.

Faces and Stories

Marianna Talamante

My name is Marianna Talamante, I am an Early Head Start Teacher at Dora O. Martinez ECDC in Zapata Texas. My journey began as an Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS) parent where I watched the growth and development of my own children flourish. Seeing this, I set a goal to one day be a Teacher … Read more

Maria Guadalupe Rivera

AVANCE has been one of the best experiences for many years as a mom, as a woman, as a professional. Sometimes we are with our children but we are with a lot of work, but AVANCE focuses on you and helps you to become better so that your children are better. I recommend AVANCE because … Read more

Edith Reséndiz & Aranza Pegueros 

I appreciate the opportunity to invite me to share my experience with the AVANCE program, it was a great help for me as well as for my daughter Aranza, because the classes they offer have very valuable information. Whenever you start with something, you don’t know what comes first and these classes have been a … Read more

Enriqueta Cora

My name is Enriqueta Cora, and I am the owner and director of my home daycare “Cora’s Day Care” which I founded in May 1985. I have been serving the El Paso Families for 37 years. The QCCM and the AVANCE program started in October 2021 and I started working with them from the beginning. I … Read more

Mrs. Cecilia Guajardo

Hello, my name is Cecilia Guajardo and I want to thank the AVANCE program because it has had a great impact on my life. From the first class, I realized that whatever age we are it is important to continue learning about the education of our children because they evolve as time pass and as … Read more

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