Recent News

  • AVANCE Head Start Distinguished Among Top in the Nation

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    AVANCE Oxford and Golden Forest earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) –the nation’s leading organization, which identifies the highest quality preschool programs and child care...

  • Board Chairman Recognized Finalist for Lifetime Achievement Award

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    Pete C. Garcia, chairman of the AVANCE Houston board of directors was recognized as one of four finalists for the Volunteer Houston Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Grand Opening of Walters Road Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Head Start

    Monday, May 11, 2015

    May 18th was a special day for AVANCE Houston, as we celebrated the grand opening of our Walters Road Head Start center and commemorated the 50th anniversary of Head Start.   

  • AVANCE Celebrated the Week of the Young Child 2015

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    The Week of the Young Child 2015 was celebrated across all AVANCE Houston educational centers. Parents, children and staff from all sites organized and decorated creative displays and artifacts, depicting anything from urband landscapes to nature...

  • Henderson Engineers Volunteered at Mt. Houston

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    Early Friday morning on February 20th, 11 eager volunteers from Henderson Engineers, Inc. arrived at AVANCE’s Mount Houston Head Start Center and provided numerous helping hands to paint the hallways of the school.

  • FMC Technologies Lends a Helping Hand

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    The employees of FMC Technologies proved once again that their kindness and generosity, as over 30 volunteers helped renovate two of our Head Start centers, Walters Rd. and Holbrook Elementary. The volunteers arrived mid morning on February 20th and...

  • Golf Tournament 2015

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Golf Tournament 2015 - Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now! November 2nd is the date! Our first Golf Tournament was fun and successful, this year will be even better! November 2, 2015 Wildcat Golf Club 12000 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77045...

  • AVANCE Houston Luncheon An Opportunity To Give And Receive

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    AVANCE Houston Annual Luncheon gathered local community and business leaders to recognize the importance and need of parental involvement in children’s education.  (From Left to Right) AVANCE Houston Executive Director, José...

  • AVANCE Head Start Honored in Congress

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    On Feb. 5, 2015, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), the Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security and a Senior Member of the United States’ House Judiciary Committee, introduced...

  • AVANCE Children STAAR Results Higher Than Peers

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    AVANCE partnered with Houston ISD to conduct a 10-year study to track our Head Start children.  The results released by the district reflect that the first cohort of children that were in the 3rd grade last year (now in 4th grade), outperformed...