With faces beaming as they entered the auditorium, AVANCE-Houston graduates participated in the Adult Education Graduation ceremony held on June 10 at Houston Community College (HCC). The crowd was filled with friends, family, community dignitaries, teachers, and volunteers who celebrated the occasion. Students who attended Adult Education classes over the
Nearly 200 families came together to demonstrate what makes AVANCE such a special place and why it continues to make such a positive impact in Houston and surrounding areas. June 2 and 3 were “picture perfect” days and the Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) was on display for this momentous occasion
Nearly 50 Spectra Energy employees learned for the first time about AVANCE and the Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) by helping prepare kits for the essential toy making classes throughout the year. On April 28th, the volunteers gathered to cut out different shapes and materials for each individual kit, which will be given to
Eleven eager volunteers representing Air Liquide joined AVANCE staff to learn a bit more about our organization, and most importantly, lend helping hands. Air Liquide reached out to AVANCE about helping in any way possible for their designated Week of Service throughout the greater Houston area. The Parent-Child Education Program
AVANCE – Houston continues to promote the need for responsible and involved fathers and aims to improve the well-being of children through doing so. Fathers are an integral part of a child’s development and AVANCE has included them when placing an emphasis on one of its branding statements – “Parents
AVANCE-Houston has partnered with Spring Independent School District to offer full-day Head Start classes to eligible 3-5 year olds at Lewis Elementary School. The new Head Start center opened its doors to nearly 80 low-income children on August 2015, with the intention to continue supporting early childhood development while providing
Held each spring, AVANCE –Houston Annual Luncheon brought nearly 250 business and educational leaders in the community together with the intention to create a brighter future to the families we serve. With this year’s theme being Houston’s Window to the Future, guests learned about the array of programs AVANCE offers
AVANCE General Counsel, Dr. Carla Danbury who is also an attorney took the lead in coordinating the workshops. “We know our families will greatly benefit from these sessions, and we appreciate the willingness of these presenters to be here to help them,” she stated. At the end of sessions, participants
The grounds of the Wildcat Golf Course marked another successful milestone for AVANCE on November 2nd. A total of 70 golfers; 14 teams, took advantage of the ideal weather conditions and breathtaking scenery to have some fun playing golf while supporting our mission.
The night was filled with folklore, color, great food and most importantly, with amazing people willing to support the AVANCE Mission. The organization’s Executive Director, José Villarreal thanked the audience for their support and shared a video of families benefiting from the services.
WOYC 2015 was celebrated across all AVANCE Houston, with artworks that sparked the imagination and creativity of parents and children.
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Hi my name is Irma Morales, I have twin girls named Vivian and Valerie, they are 22 months old, and they love to go to AVANCE Early Head Start. We have been in the program since I was pregnant, and they have always provided me with important information that has helped me with my babies’ Continue Reading »
Irma Morales, Vivian and Valerie
Hello my name is Daniela Hernandez. I was born in Houston, TX, on October 5, 1988. I started going to AVANCE at the age of 2-1/2 and graduated at the age of 3-1/2. As the youngest sister of four, I am not the only one to have good standards. My older sisters’ honors inspired me Continue Reading »
Daniela Hernandez, age 18
My name is Veronica Hernandez. I attended AVANCE at the ages of 3 and 4 and I am currently 15 years old. I was, and still am, on honor roll for all of those early education years, which made me one of the mini class valedictorians. I plan to go to Harvard University and become Continue Reading »