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

New Profit invests in AVANCE to advance equity and opportunity

February 28, 2023

New Profit, the nonprofit venture philanthropy fund headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, has selected Texas-based AVANCE to join its portfolio of organizations. The announcement comes as New Profit nears its 25th anniversary and is expanding its efforts to advance … Read more

AVANCE Toy Making: The Power of Play

February 24, 2023

AVANCE Toy Making: The Power of Play Since the inception of AVANCE, toy making has been a critical component of the Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP). During toy making lessons, parents learn how to create educational toys from household … Read more


February 17, 2023

Latino Two-Generation Ecosystem of Opportunity Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 11:30 a.m. CTHilton Austin Downtown, Salon J500 E 4th St Austin, TX 78701 AVANCE CEO Dr. Teresa Granillo will lead a session at the 2023 SXSW EDU Conference and … Read more

Every Story has a Beginning

January 27, 2023

Every story has a beginning In 1972, two graduate students working under Dr. Urie Bronfenbrenner piloted a Mother-Infant Program in a Latino community on the south side of Dallas, Texas. Impressed by the program, Mr. William Zale, then … Read more