•    Founded in 1973, AVANCE is an organization that provides support and educational services to low income families.  AVANCE'S model is based on years of experience and research.  Its curriculum consists of a cycle of nine months, which is based on the following components:
    • Toy-Making Instruction
    • Parent Education Classes
    • Home Visits
    • Early Childhood Development
    • Family Support Services

       Last May AVANCE participating parents celebrated their graduation at L.G. Pinkston High School.  It was significant because it was the first graduation for the children who participated in the Early Childhood Development component.