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AVANCE-Austin Receives $100,000 Impact Austin Education Grant
Underserved Del Valle community to receive parent-child education services.
Currently there are no formal parenting education services operating within Del Valle School District, which the district is committed to changing. Outside of the schools, lack of transportation prevents access to quality parenting programs since bus services are limited and most service providers do not provide transportation.
“This is a critical time in Austin,” explains Sofia Casini, AVANCE-Austin’
AVANCE-Austin competed against 29 other agencies in a competitive six-month application process, culminating in two finalists being chosen in the education category. The decision came down to a five-minute presentation at Impact Austin’s annual meeting, where members vote on the winners.
“Our track record and our ability to convey the need of offering essential services to an otherwise neglected community is what I believe helped set us apart from the other candidates,”
An awards ceremony will be held at AVANCE-Austin located at 4818 E. Ben White Boulevard, Suite 205, on Monday, June 18th.For more information about attending, and covering the event contact AVANCE-Austin via telephone, 1 (512) 326-9335, or via email, scasini.aus@
More Info about AVANCE:
AVANCE-Austin, in its 14th year of operation, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to Unlocking America’s Potential by strengthening families in at-risk communities through effective parent education and support programs. Connect with AVANCE on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
In 2013, AVANCE will celebrate 40 years of serving families. Details surrounding AVANCE’s anniversary events and 1st Annual Parent-Child Education Conference are forthcoming. For more information, sponsorship and exhibit opportunities please contact mjohnson.nat@
More Info about Impact Austin:
Impact Austin is a progressive leader in women’s philanthropy, bringing new resources to the community and making philanthropy accessible. Through high-impact grant making, we engage, develop and inspire women to effect positive change.