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Advancement for Families Through AVANCE

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AVANCE pre-school graduation.
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Oscar V. Butler and Josie Ramirez for AVANCE

September 5, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with AVANCE-New Mexico Regional Director, Josie Ramirez; and AVANCE Citizen Advisory Board President, Oscar Vasquez Butler. Avance is a Spanish word meaning progress or advancement. AVANCE is a national two-generation education nonprofit organization dedicated to parental involvement and child development by providing innovative education and family support services to hard-to-reach families for forty years.

A special event to commemorate AVANCE’s 40th Anniversary will be held on September 13th in San Antonio, Texas. For more information visit their website at www.avance.org or on Facebook at Avance, Inc.

For more information on AVANCE-New Mexico’s home visiting/parent-child education program services call Maria Realzola or Anna Vigil at (575) 526-6666. The program is funded by: Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Children, Youth and Families Department; United Way of Southern New Mexico; and local private contributors.