Adult Education: Celebrate 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

AVANCE- Houston Receives $1.3 Million to Continue Promoting the Fatherhood 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 Partners with Spring ISD to Provide Early Childhood Education

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

AVANCE-Houston Annual Luncheon Lauded as Great Success

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

Four Local Organizations Collaborated to Provide Information About Immigration Law to AVANCE Parents

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

AVANCE-Houston & NFL Alumni Golf Tournament raised nearly $80k for education

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 US Mexico Chamber of Commerce- Woodlands – Gulf Coast Chapter selected AVANCE-Houston as their beneficiary charity

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.