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AVANCE expands parent-child program nationally

AVANCE expands parent-child program nationally

Four new national partners will implement AVANCE’s Parent-Child program.

In a press conference, AVANCE Inc.’s CEO Richard J. Noriega and Mayor Julián Castro introduced new partners in the Unlocking America’s Potential Program (UAPP).

NOWCastSA streamed a live video feed to introduce new partners Amistades Inc. of Tuscon, Ariz.; ASPIRA of Florida Inc. in Miami; The Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative in Grand Rapids, Mich.; and The Family Place Inc. in Washington, D.C.

The program expansion is funded by a $12.6 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

AVANCE’s parent education component provides three-hour weekly sessions for parents for nine-months (usually September through May). Sessions focus on toy making, which support “play through learning,” and child growth and development. Parents are also provided with a one-hour resources class that introduces them to a variety of community resources, providers and services.

Read more about this story at AVANCE Announcements.
Watch the archived press conference on NOWCastSA.