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Unlocking America's potential by strengthening families in at-risk communities through effective parent education and support programs.

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IRS EIN:74-1769114
Phone Number:512-414-6126
Address:4900 Gonzales St Room 116
Austin, TX 78702
Derived from the Spanish word for progress, AVANCE-Austin provides innovative parent education and family support services to underprivileged children and their families in low-income and impoverished neighborhoods. During our free 9 month intensive Parent-Child Education program, we offer dual-generational services, such as: early childhood development, parenting education, community resources, Educational toy-making and English as a Second Language classes, as well as monthly home visits. Children under 3 years old learn the skills to be kindergarten ready, and parents learn to be their child's first teacher.

With our Parent-Child Education Program:

Impact Statement

AVANCE works and two-generation early intervention is the best investment we can make for the future of our communities and our country.

Needs Statement

There are still more than 20,000 beautiful, lively, capable little children and their parents that could benefit from our services.

AVANCE changes everything. And so can YOU with your generous support!

How You Will Make a Difference:
"AVANCE was a great educational experience that helped me embrace my skills as a mom. Family time has become my number one priority. I wish to thank the teachers and administrators at AVANCE and all the kind and generous people that make AVANCE classes possible. You have changed our lives forever."
-Leslie Fuentes, 2015-2016 AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program graduate

"[AVANCE-Austin] has helped me to learn more about how to take care of my children: Either in the house, taking care of them while sick, and to be a better mother overall. As for myself, it helped me value who I am as a woman. In the program, I enjoy sharing with the woman in the group and the toy-making activities. I am happy to be with AVANCE-Austin. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn so many things."
-Carolina, 2015 graduate; Translated from Spanish to English

"I would like to ask you on behalf of all the women and families that have gone through AVANCE or will go through AVANCE, that you continue your support of this program. What may seem very little to you can be life-changing for us. From the bottom of my heart, I sincerely say thank you."
-Teresa Tirado, 2014 graduate

"I am very thankful for AVANCE. I learned how to get more involved in my children's school, how to obtain free resources for my family, and the importance of reading. Now I dedicate at least 30 minutes each day to read to my children. I learned the value of family time, giving more hugs and love to my children. I have no words to thank you for so much support."
-Maria Lopez, 2013 graduate

"I had the happiness to attend in 2011 with my daughter Evelyn, who was only 3 years old at the time. Although I had to leave [the program] after 3 months due to my pregnancy, I returned in 2012 with my son Eduardo. Now Evelyn is in First grade and is one of the best students in her class. She graduated Kindergarten with honors and a love for reading. Eduardo now knows all of his colors and many numbers. Next year, he will go to school and I am sure he will be successful. As for me, I am involved in my children's school. The best thing we can do for our children is dedicate time. I am so thankful to AVANCE for the many things I have learned and feel very proud to have attended this program!"
-Patty Diaz, 2012 graduate and mother of Evelyn and Eduardo; Translated from Spanish to English

Match Amount

Leaman Team - Home Loans will match the first $2,000 in gifts received during our 1st Power Hour on Thursday, March 2 from 8pm-9pm. Cristina Valdes, REALTOR