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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Greater Impact and Growth through Promising Ventures Fellowship

Talk of West Coast accelerator programs doesn’t generally conjure thoughts of 45-year-old non-profits. But AVANCE Inc. is ready to show that even established organizations can embrace and advance innovation in Early Childhood Development (ECD). AVANCE was recently selected to take part in the inaugural cohort of the Promising Ventures Fellowship, an accelerator program centered on…

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AVANCE Receives Grant from The Meadows Foundation

The Meadows Foundation recently awarded a $50,000 grant to AVANCE National in support of the organization’s efforts to advance the wellbeing and healthy development of young children in Texas by improving the quality and capacity of home-based child care providers (also known as Family Child Care Homes). AVANCE was among 30 Texas organizations awarded a…

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AVANCE Names New CEO

AVANCE Names New CEO San Antonio, TX – (May 14, 2019) – The Board of Directors of San Antonio-based nonprofit AVANCE Inc. has appointed Dr. Teresa Granillo as the organization’s next CEO. Granillo succeeds Tom Hedrick who joined AVANCE as interim CEO in January 2018.   Granillo was previously Executive Director of Con Mi MADRE,…

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AVANCE, Inc. Celebrates 45 Years of Helping Families Succeed

AVANCE, Inc. Celebrates 45 Years of Helping Families Succeed San Antonio, TX (September 14, 2018) – Today marks the anniversary of the 1973 founding of AVANCE, Inc., and the organization is celebrating 45 years of transforming lives in high-risk communities across the country. Back in 1973, Dr. Gloria Rodriguez, a former teacher, had an idea…

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Little by little you see them grow and gain confidence

Seeing our parents blossom is like the life cycle of a butterfly. Little by little you see them grow and gain confidence. As they move through the program, they reflect a different energy. And, you can see it – that confidence for them and their children. – Austin Parent Educator.

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Parent-Child Education Program

I had three children by the time I entered the AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program. I thought I knew a lot. But, AVANCE opened me up to a totally different view. They provided me with a lot of information that I did not know. When I graduated, it was like I was coming into a different…

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