About Ms. Rosie Castro, Our AVANCE Mother of the Year:
Ms. Rosie Castro embodies AVANCE's mission and core foundation. She is the mother of two incredibly successful children and has long demonstrated that teaching children that the key to success is education.
Join us this year to honor Ms. Rosie Castro as the 2014 AVANCE Chairman's Award Honoree. She personifies the AVANCE values of education and is an example of true leadership through her civic and social responsibility in being an agent of change. We are so proud to honor Rosie's accomplishments, not only as a mother, but also as a true leader in our community!
Parents - A Child's First Teacher
From birth, children look to their parents to interpret their surroundings. How a parent interacts with their children, shapes their emotional, cognitive and social skills early on. The relationship between parent and child also impacts how they interact with future relationships in terms of social, basic coping and problem-solving skills.
AVANCE-San Antonio's foundation of taking a two-generational approach to education, relationships and cognitive development lays the groundwork for positive and stable home environments whereby preparing children for a successful future.
Watch AVANCE-San Antonio's Cortez Center Director, Georgette Chapa and AVANCE Parent Graduate, Alma Reyes as they share their experience with Univision's Despierta America about how AVANCE helped to develop their parenting skills and relationships with their children.
Parents Achieve Positive Results
88% increased their knowledge on child development and enhanced parenting skills
96% increased reading three or more times to their child
58% increase in parents employed full time
AVANCE Children Experience Positive Outcomes (0 - 3 years old):
94% reflect education gains upon completion of the program
98% are prepared to enter school ready for their age level
AVANCE Children Experience Positive Outcomes (Pre-K - 12th grade):