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ICONIQ Impact selects AVANCE as grantee

March 4, 2024

AVANCE partners with the ICONIQ Impact Education & Economic Mobility Co-Lab as a grantee, committing to enhance education and economic opportunities for Latino families across the U.S.

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McDonnell: Why VTX1 supports AVANCE

February 23, 2024

Patrick McDonnell, CEO of VTX1 Companies, delivered remarks at AVANCE’s 50th Anniversary celebration in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Investing in our future: Early education in the Latino community 

February 14, 2024

Discover the transformative impact of early education in the Latino community in an article from AVANCE CEO Dr. Teresa Granillo. Explore how targeted support can unlock potential, overcome challenges, and pave the way for a brighter future.

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AVANCE Plans to have a much greater presence in the Rio Grande Valley

February 9, 2024

The Rio Grande Guardian spoke with AVANCE CEO Dr. Granillo about our ambitious plans for growth and increased community impact in the area.

AVANCE CEO on Bilingualism, Dual-language Learning for Newsweek

June 16, 2023

Dr. Teresa Granillo, AVANCE CEO, recently authored an article on bilingualism and dual-language learning as a member of the Newsweek Expert Forum, “Uplift Bilingual Children by Dispelling Myths and Improving Dual-language Learning.”  In the article, Dr. Granillo draws on … Read more

AVANCE + Head Start + Early Head Start = 28 Years of Success

May 1, 2023

In 1964, the US government, driven by new research on the impact of poverty, particularly on education, tasked an expert panel with developing a program to support the development of disadvantaged preschool children. What emerged was the Head … Read more

AVANCE to Present at Two-Generation Symposium in Puerto Rico

April 20, 2023

AVANCE is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Officer Dr. Teresa Granillo and Chief Operating Officer Sonia Dominguez have been invited to speak at a symposium hosted by the Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud (IDJ) in Puerto … Read more

AVANCE Shares Tax Education Resource for Texas Family Child Care Providers

April 14, 2023

It’s tax season once again, and there are only a few days left before the April 18 deadline. Tax season can be stressful and confusing for home child care providers. AVANCE has teamed up with the Texas Workforce … Read more

AVANCE CEO Dr. Teresa Granillo Joins the Newsweek Expert Forum

April 4, 2023

Dr. Teresa Granillo, CEO of the nationally-recognized, Texas-based nonprofit organization AVANCE, has been accepted to the Newsweek Expert Forum, an invitation-only community of well-respected senior executives, speakers, authors, and academics from various industries, including business, social issues, environment, … Read more

The AVANCE PCEP: Evolution and Innovation over 50 years

March 27, 2023

Introduction In 1973, Dr. Gloria Rodriguez founded AVANCE to serve Latino families in San Antonio, Texas. When services began on the city’s west side, Dr. Rodriguez and her small team were using a model being piloted in Dallas … Read more