Video Archives




Saturday, October 10th, 2015 marked the annual worldwide Global Cardboard Challenge, and AVANCE children across Houston Joined this event created by the Imagination Foundation, with the purpose of fostering children’s education, creativity, entrepreneurship and and enforcing recycling awareness.


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.
Former NFL Houston Oilers coach, Ed Biles and other NFL legends Allen Angel, Charley Frazier, Carel Stith, Robert Hubble, Charles Davis, Ira Mathews, Sherman Smith, Jonathan Stupar, and Willie Tullis played teamed up with our sponsors for nearly 5 hours of fun on the golf course, with the ultimate goal of Transforming our Community Through Education.


Univision’s Spanish National morning TV show Despierta América (Wake-Up America) visited AVANCE-Houston to do a feature story on our Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP). The story featured Nancy Serrano, an exemplary AVANCE grandmother who has used the tools and knowledge gained in the program to become an excellent partner in her grandson’s education.


NFL Alumni joins AVANCE Houston on our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament.




PCEP Graduation Recap 2015


Parent Child Education Program Memories 2015


AVANCE Houston PCEP Class of 2015


AVANCE Houston Annual Luncheon 2015


AVANCE Houston honored the Salgado family for their perseverance


Week of the Young Child 2015


“Thank you for being a friend”

AVANCE Houston would like to remind all of our donors, volunteers, and Board Members that all you do for our families affects them in some many positive levels. Thank you for being a true friend to us.


A Small Holiday Tribute to all AVANCE Houston Board Member

We want to thank all of our Board Members for your time and dedication towards all AVANCE Houston’s families.


Golf Tournament Highlights  2014


AVANCE-Houston Cardboard Challenge 2014


AVANCE Luncheon 2014 Honored Graduates: The Barajas Castillo Family

Bertha Villatoro, AVANCE Alumni, Class 1990

Luncheon 2014 Highlights


UNIVISION CONTIGO PSA – Spanish with English subtitles


AVANCE Video played during the Annual Luncheon 2014

Houston Texans nose tackle Earl Mitchell celebrated his 26th birthday among some of his most loyal fans: the parents, children and staff at AVANCE Mangum Education Center. During his visit, Mitchell read to the children, answered questions, took pictures and shared autographs.


Treasure Chest Video at Mangum Center


Participants of the Parent-Child Program offer their testimonials and tell their stories about how AVANCE helped them change their lives.


AVANCE-Houston 25th Anniversary Gala
The 25th Anniversary Gala celebration Friday, February 8th, 2013
Mayor Julián Castro, City of San Antonio  and Ms. Gabriela Contreras-Martinez and Mr. Juan Manuel Martinez
Recipients of the Roy Barbosa Memorial Award

AVANCE Public Service Announcement



Gabriela Contreras-Martinez and Juan Manuel Martinez


AVANCE promotes education for the entire family

AVANCE Celebrated its Fall Festival 2012

GED Graduation 2012 – May 31, 2012


AVANCE Family – Medina Suarez Testimonial – 2012



AVANCE Exemplary Mothers Receive Cars


AVANCE graduated 150 participants from its Parent & Child and Adult Literacy GED programs on May 31, 2011 at the Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts in Northwest.



The AVANCE Head Start Annual Parent Conference 2011, featured
Houston Constable Victor Treviño and two of his talented officers,
Corporal Felipe Gallegos and Corporal Lee Barnes who delighted
our parents singing popular songs and offered an inspirational message.
April 2011


Michelle Merhar FOX26 Traffic Reporter – KRIV, visited the
Mangum Head Start center and enjoyed storytelling time with the children
in celebration of the Week of the Young Child.

April 2011


Jose Villarreal Interviewed by Comcast Host Michael Bybee
December 2010


Mangum Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
October 22, 2010

Mangum Education Center will open the Fall of 2010


AVANCE Colonias-Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
AVANCE celebrated the grand opening of its new center located at 2211 S. Veterans Dr. ste, 7A San Juan TX 78589. The celebration took place August 12 2010. This Early Head Start Home-Based program, operated by AVANCE-Houston, serves pregnant women, infants and toddlers who reside in Las Colonias in two of the most-in-need counties bordering with Mexico.

Video Coming Soon!

Nuestra Vida (Spanish)- Univisión Houston (KXLN-TV) – Jul.24.2010 –
Interview with Nilia Jiménez, AVANCE-Houston’s Sr. Director of Marketing, who spoke to the community about all the programs that AVANCE-Houston, Inc. has to offer to parents and children, with special emphasis on the Parent and Child Program (Parenting) and a special note on the groundbreaking series of The Brutal Truth – Preventing Family Violence (classes coming soon and will be available both in English and Spanish).

Nuestra Vida (Spanish) from AVANCE Houston on Vimeo.


Mangum Education-Recruitment Carnival
June 26 2010


 AVANCE Houston Economic Forum Featuring Dr. Stephen Klineberg

AVANCE hosted a forum at the Federal Reserve Bank on October 22, 2009 to discuss the future of the Houston economy, Over 100 guests were in attendance, including AVANCE board members, supporters, media, and community leaders. Read story


AVANCE Houston and The National alliance for Hispanic Families
Town Hall Meeting.
Univision News,
September 16th 2009


 Viva Houston Broadcast  
 ABC13(KTRK) May 15th 2007