Unlocking America's Potential

“Avance” is a Spanish word meaning to advance, progress. Avance is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in Waco in 2002 through generous support of the Rapoport Foundation. The Avance Parent-Child Education program takes a two-generational approach focusing on parent education, early childhood development, brain development, literacy and school readiness. Avance believes that parents are the first teachers and the home is the first school. Avance’s mission of unlocking America’s potential is accomplished one child, one family and one community at a time. Avance serves predominately Latino families with children from birth to three years of age. You can help Avance’s mission by volunteering or donating. Visit avancewaco.org to learn how to help. Avance makes a difference.


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