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YEAR

2022

GRANT CATEGORY

Equity

GRANT AMOUNT

$75,400

AVANCE-Austin

Organization:

AVANCE-Austin

AVANCE-Austin

Project Title:

Expanding AVANCE-Austin's Evidence-Based Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP)

Project Description:   

AVANCE-Austin was established in 1997 with a mission to create pathways to economic mobility for predominantly Latino families and young children, as well as opportunities for parents to build social and economic capital through the Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP). The intensive PCEP program includes free weekly sessions over nine months with separate tracks for parents and children, focusing on early child brain development and parenting skills. AVANCE-Austin has reached 8,000+ parents and children with an 85+% retention/graduation rate. Long-term studies show that 93% of children participating in AVANCE’s five programs are ready for kindergarten, and 94% graduate from high school.


With the Impact Austin grant, AVANCE-Austin will continue expansion of its PCEP to Pflugerville ISD, which has experienced a growth of Latinx households each year. They will serve 550 individuals (250 parents and 300 students).


Goals:

  • Provide 43,200 hours of instruction and 2,000 hours of home visits

  • Retain growth in client engagement

  • Screen 85% of enrolled children for developmental delays

  • 75% of program graduates will increase knowledge of early childhood development and parenting schools; will report reading to children at least 3 times per week

Grant Status:   

Grant in progress. Check out their finalist video below!

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Related Reports:

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