AVANCE CEO on Bilingualism, Dual-language Learning for Newsweek

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 recent research and AVANCE’s work with advocacy organization UnidosUS to describe how negative attitudes toward bilingualism impact … Read more

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

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 Start program, initially launched in 1965 as a summer catch-up program to improve school readiness. A year … Read more

AVANCE CEO Dr. Teresa Granillo Joins the Newsweek Expert Forum

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, economics, government, education, health, sciences, and more. The forum provides members a supportive community for sharing expertise … Read more

The AVANCE PCEP: Evolution and Innovation over 50 years

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 at the time called the AVANCE Neighborhood Intervention Program, which included a Mother-Infant Program and a Tutor … Read more

New Profit invests in AVANCE to advance equity and opportunity

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 equity and opportunity in America by supporting innovative organizations with the potential for systemic social impact. New … Read more

Every Story has a Beginning

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 president Emeritus of the Zale Corporation, provided seed funding to replicate the program in San Antonio. In … Read more

AVANCE Inc. expands Head Start services in Rio Grande Valley

AVANCE Inc. (AVANCE) has been awarded a $7.4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to operate Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the Texas counties of Starr and Zapata, expanding services AVANCE currently provides in the Rio Grande Valley. With this grant AVANCE will serve 592 children in … Read more