AVANCE-San Antonio's Reyes Named AVANCE Employee of the Year
Elizabeth Reyes, Coordinator of Home Based Services for AVANCE-San Antonio, has been named the 2014 Michael T. Villalobos Employee of the Year.
She was nominated by Rebecca Cervantez, AVANCE-San Antonio Executive Director, and Yesenia Gonzalez, AVANCE-San Antonio Director of Parenting Programs.
Elizabeth began her AVANCE journey as a young mother and today, serves as role model for parents in the program. Her nominators characterize her as exemplifying what AVANCE is about: “providing parents with the tools to be empowered and then empowering other parents” and doing it all the AVANCE way “by treating parents with dignity and respect.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Reyes, pictured here with her oldest daughter, winner of AVANCE’s 2014 Michael T. Villalobos Employee of the Year Award.
Since joining the AVANCE staff in 2004, Elizabeth has worked through several program positions, as well as earning her associate’s and bachelor’s degrees along the way. In her current position, she has not only increased retention among Home Educators, but also led her team in implementing the EHS Home Based option in the Southside of San Antonio, resulting in more access for families.
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):