PCEP Graduation A Feast of Culture and Tradition

On Friday, June 2, 2017, AVANCE hosted the Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) commencement ceremony.  This year’s theme was “Embracing Cultural Diversity”.  Over 200 participants walked the stage of the Houston Community College auditorium dressed in traditional attire representing their native countries. The evening began with students from Freeman Elementary School.

AVANCE Holds Adult Education Graduation

Family, friends, board members, and staff celebrated the success of the 16 students who participated in the 2017 AVANCE GED graduation ceremony at Southwest Schools-Mangum Center on June 15. Fourteen graduates from the Early Head Start Pasadena High School program were also recognized. The ceremony began with Board Member Sheila

Fatherhood Program Holds Graduation to Celebrate “Fathers in Action”

After an eight-week cohort of  AVANCE’s Fatherhood Program, thirty-five fathers and father figures received their certificate of completion at a ceremony held at Southwest Schools Mangum Campus on Friday, May 19th, 2017.    These participants, who ranged in age from the early 20’s to 50’s are now equipped with the

On April, AVANCE Celebrated Early Learning!

AVANCE celebrated Week of the Young Child, (WOYC) on April 24-28, with an array of fun activities throughout the centers, in honor of young learners, educators and others involved in building better futures for all children. PARENTS ENJOYED THE CELEBRATORY  WEEK AND PARTICIPATED IN MOST OF THE ACTIVITIES. Each day, students were introduced to

Healthy Marriage Retreat Coming Soon!

One of AVANCE’s favorite annual events is the Healthy Marriage Retreat, this year’s theme “I still do: Life, Love and Prosperity.”  Not only is this a special time to celebrate your marriage (no matter what season or state it may be in!), but it is also a time of laughter

Bank of America Volunteers Brighten Playground at Jensen Head Start

For the students and staff at Jensen Head Start Center, April 19th was an exciting day; sixty volunteers from Bank of America met at the center for a hard day’s work of volunteering. The main attraction of the day was transforming the playground with interactive games, bright art works, and

4th Annual Luncheon- “Composing Notes of Education”- Another Accomplishment for AVANCE Families

AVANCE-Houston’s 4th Annual Luncheon welcomed over 200 supporters of our mission and celebrated the impact the agency is making in the community while raising over $68,000 to fund its nationally recognized Parent-Child Education Program, and will also provide scholarships to help AVANCE GED graduates pay for their first semester in

AVANCE-Houston 2017 Annual Parent Summit a Total Success

     Parents were offered informative sessions designed to help promote and increase family engagement, and raise awareness of the importance of school readiness.AVANCE-Houston Parent Summit took place on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Dacoma location. This year’s theme “We Love” coordinated by the Manager of Center Operation – Julia

Farewell to AVANCE Inc. President/CEO Richard Noriega

National Board of Directors announces that after seven years at the helm of AVANCE Inc., President, and Chief of Executive Officer has tendered his resignation. The Houston Chapter wishes Noriega success in his future endeavors. San Antonio—After seven years of dedicated service, Richard Noriega has retired as President and Chief

KPRC- Channel 2 Featured AVANCE-Houston 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

KPRC- Channel 2 featured AVANCE-Houston 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on November 14th, 2016. The event which highlighted participants playing for charity provided an opportunity for viewers to learn about this important fundraising event benefitting the Houston community.