AVANCE-Houston Raised Over $55,000 at 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

AVANCE-Houston hosted its 3rd Annual Transforming our Community through Education Golf Tournament at the Wildcat Golf Club on November 14th. The event was sold out with 60 players and with the support of 16 corporate and individual sponsors and partners. The beautiful fall day kept our golfers smiling and having

AVANCE Wins Lantern Award for Internal-Promotional Video

AVANCE-Houston is thrilled to announce that the Business Marketing Association (BMA) honored the agency’s Communications and Marketing team during its awards dinner, on Thursday, November 16th. The award is a recognition of the creativity behind the Internal-Promotional Video “Tribute to Our Board Members 2015,” which features AVANCE Head Start children

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