Now Enrolling for All AVANCE Programs

     Fatherhood- Fathers in Action Program Registration is open for AVANCE’s new Fathers in Action/Padres Activos Program, a free resource for dads with young children from birth to age five to help understand their child’s needs; while enhancing their own parenting and job skills. The program meets once a week

AVANCE Welcomes New Board Members and Officers for 2016-2017

In order to encourage and maintain accountability, a 20-member volunteer  Board of Directors governs AVANCE-Houston; whose responsibility is to create and evaluate policy and organizational goals regarding the agency’s finances and services. Consequently,  AVANCE is pleased to announce the addition of new board members and newly elected board officer:  

Healthy Marriage Participants Successfully Completed Workshop

AVANCE Healthy Marriage -Strong Families, Strong Communities (SFSC) Spanish initiative served a total of 54 participants in both Leonel Castillo Community Center and Canaan Church Ministries. The workshop series occurred in a 7 weeks period where participants learned a variety of concepts such as parenting skills, communication, and conflict resolution.

Volunteers Give Mangum Early Head Start Center a Makeover

With their tools, paint brushes and their desire to help the Houston community, twenty-five volunteers from Young Catholic Professionals assisted in painting the five essential classrooms in the Mangum Early Head Start center.          Since the opening of Mangum Education Center in 2010, the school has had

Volunteers Pick Up the Paint Brushes at Mangum Education Center

20 paint roller kits, 20 paintbrushes and many gallons of paint were used to paint the AVANCE Mangum Education center. In just three hours, nearly 40 volunteers from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) painted the interior of the Mangum center including hallways and nine classrooms. BCG is a worldwide management

AVANCE Empowers Veteran Women

In a one-day workshop catered to Veteran women, Grace After Fire and AVANCE Healthy Marriage – Strong Families, Strong Communities partner to empower and strengthen these women within their families and their communities.         During the workshop, participation increased throughout a variety of exercises such as coloring,

Adult Education: Celebrates Students Success

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

PCEP Graduation: Two Nights of Color, Culture, and Tradition

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

Spectra Energy Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand to AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program

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

Air Liquide Volunteers Helped Make Dozens of Toy Making Kits

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