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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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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.

Update from AVANCE on COVID-19

We are, without a doubt, facing trying times as the effects of the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation ripple across nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Families and communities across the country are working together to overcome the anxiety and uncertainty brought on by the sudden and indefinite closure of schools and businesses. At…

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AVANCE CEO Issues Response to Recent Violence in El Paso and Dayton

San Antonio, TX – The AVANCE network is deeply saddened by the tragedies of this past weekend, especially in El Paso, TX where we have served parents and children for 24 years. We are grateful that our staff and families are physically safe. However, the events in their community this weekend have caused emotional pain…

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Celebrating PCEP Graduates of 2019

This May, AVANCE graduated over 900 families from its signature Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP). We are incredibly proud of the families and children who spent nine months with our AVANCE educators, completing the 27-lesson PCEP. The parents and caregivers developed skills through parent education classes, home visitations, toy-making classes, and interactive parent-child literacy activities. They also…

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