AVANCE in the News
In the News
AVANCE Gala 25th Anniversary
Houston Chronicle, February 13, 2013 (Web) (Paper clip)
La Prensa (Español), February 24, 2013
- Houston Inner Looper, March 2013 (Paper clip)
Bank of America and Merryl Lynch Visit AVANCE-Mangum
Houston Inner Looper - November 2012
AVANCE GED Graduations 2012
AVANCE Celebrates a Night in Rio
- Chron.com (February 24, 2012)
- Papercity (February 27, 2012)
- Guidry (February 27, 2012)
- The Houston Chronicle (March 1, 2012)
- Houston Banner (March 15, 2012)
Astros CAREavan visits AVANCE Mangum Center
AVANCE Opens Lincoln Park and Tidwell Head Start Centers
- The Houston Banner (November 11 2011)
AVANCE Receives Healthy Marriage Grant
- The Leader (November 3 2011)
AVANCE Seeks Mentors for GED Students
AVANCE Graduation 2011 - May 2011
Service King's Charity Golf Tournament raises $35k for AVANCE Programs - May 2011
Head Start Parent Conference 2011 - April 2011
Programa Paternidad Responsable de AVANCE - Como Mantener la Autoridad frente a un Adolescente - Febrero 2011
AVANCE Honors Loyas at Celebration 2011
AVANCE Earns National NAEYC Accreditation - February 2011
Responsible Parent Receives Car - December 2010
AVANCE-Mangum Education Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - October 2010
The Mangum Education Center ribbon cutting ceremony was a great success. The event took place on the grounds of AVANCE's new flagship education center on October 22 at 11:30 AM. Keynote address by Mayor Annise Parker and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.
Jose Villarreal Recognized for Lifetime Community Contributions- September 2010
AVANCE-Houston, Inc.'s Executive Director, Jose Villarreal honored at two galas in recognition of his many years of service and commitment to imporving the Houston community.
Early-Childhood Education: an Issue of National Security - By RICK NORIEGA
February 3, 2010
- Link to article in The Houston Chronicle - Pdf
AVANCE Family Support and Education Program Expands in Northwest Houston
April 12, 2010
Avance-Houston, Inc. received $6 milion in stimulus funds to open an educational center for its Head Start and elementary charter school programs. The center, located at 4503 Mangum, is on the site of several abandoned buildings that are being renovated and converted to classrooms and other facilities. The construction is expected to be completed by the start of the school year in the fall. Read more...
Getting to know... Hector Rodriguez
Hector Rodriguez is a humanist, published author, consultant and international motivational speaker. He has dedicated his professional career to the research, and implementation of programs geared towards the primary developmetn of individuals and family empowerment. For the last nine years, he has been part of AVANCE-Houston, Inc., where he works with the Head Start Program Coordinators and Specialists in the planning of Parent Education and Parent Development activities. Read more...
Eyesore to 'oasis'
Abandoned buildings on Mangum to be transformed into Head Start/Early Head Start Center
By Greg Densmore, Editor - March 4, 2010
Thanks to an influx of federal stimulus funds, the abandoned, empty buildings and parking lot on Mangum - just north of West 43rd - will soon be transformed from a neighborhood eyesore into a well-designed and attractive Head Start/Early Head Start Center and Elementary Education Young Learners Charter School. Read more...
AVANCE-Annual Celebration - February 2010
- Jennifer Reyna's Blog - Gala Highlights - Pdf
- The Houston Chronicle, AVANCE GALA 2010, Sunday February 21, 2010
- Metro Community Outreach, February 13, 2010 - Pdf
- The Leader, AVANCE Houston Hosts Annual Celebration, March 4, 2010
- New state law prohibits use of cell phones in school zones / Houston Chronicle, Aug. 31, 2009
AVANCE RGV Job Fair - December 2009
AVANCE-Houston and SER Jobs for Progress-Houston host job fair - November 2009
Pamela Chambers O'Rourke, an ICON for women in business - July 2009
by Peter Fretty
When Pamela Chambers O'Rourke started her career she was filled with dreams and ambitions - fueled from years of listening to her daddy, the late Jack K. Chambers, Sr.'s encouragement. Since then O'Rourke has accomplished almost all the goals she set out for herself when she started Houston-based ICON Information Consultants. Read more...
Hector Rodriguez, narrador de la autoayuda
El escritor colombiano Héctor Rodríguez, radicado en Houston, será galardonado como Autor del Año 2009 en el Festival Hispano del Libro 2009 que se realizará en el hotel Hilton Southwest el domingo 22 de febrero. Para Rodríguez su literatura es un vehículo para "inspirar y ayudar" a otros seres humanos a resolver problemas de pareja, familiares o de conciencia personal. Read more...
AVANCE Hosts Forum on Childhood Education - February 2009
AVANCE-Houston's Annual Gala Honors Butlers
March 1, 2007
Longtime community volunteers Penny and John Butler were honored earlier this month by AVANCE-Houston at the organization's annual gala at the Hilton Houston Post Oak.
The gala raised nearly $100,000 for AVANCE's programs, which include area-wide classes in parenting, adult literacy, GED, English and computer training.Read more...
The Houston Entrepreneur Challenges Others to Support AVANCE's Family Education Programs
Friday, February 9, 2007
John Barbosa, President of Challenge Office Products, was recognized for his family-owned company's financial support of AVANCE-Houston at the organization's annual fundraising gala on February 9 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel. Read more...
Taxpayer Dollars Earmarked for the State of Couples' Unions
By MELANIE MARKLEY
November 6, 2006 - Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle
President Bush's plan to fight poverty by encouraging marriage will mean at least $2.5 million this year for community and faith-based groups in Houston to offer workshops and activities aimed at developing stable relationships. The beneficiaries include a community group that works with unwed couples having babies and an organization that helps resettled international refugees adjust to family life in Houston. The money, more than $150 million nationally, is being funneled primarily to groups targeting the poor. The policy is driven in large part by statistics showing that children from single-parent families and broken homes are far more likely to grow up in poverty than children raised by stable couples. Read more...
AVANCE promotes education for the entire family
AVANCE Family shares a heartwarming testimonial about their experience with our programs.
The holidays brought joy to two exemplary AVANCE mothers, as two collision
repair companies awarded them a vehicle through the Recycled Rides program,
whose mission is to repair and donate vehicles to families in need.
The AVANCE Head Start Annual Parent Conference 2011, featured
Houston Constable Victor Treviño and two of his talented officers,
Corporal Felipe Gallegos and Corporal Lee Barnes who delighted
our parents singing popular songs and offered an inspirational message.
Gas Prices Hit Charities Hard
Local charities are forced to curtail their services and with fewer volunteers as they cope with the rise in fuel prices. A local banking institution offers relief and challenges other corporations to step up to help. Read..
“Entérate el Poder de la Información” Radio Show (Channel 920 AM) June 8, 2010 - Spanish only audio clips