Commitment to Action

Pathways to Alliances for Community Engagement Services

Commitment by

AVANCE

In 2014, AVANCE and its partners committed to develop a collective impact model that will pilot multiple pathways for community engagement in Texas including: 1) utilizing school closures as opportunities to revitalize neighborhoods by transforming former elementary school buildings into repurposed community centers; and 2) effectively integrating more holistic programs into existing school campuses by leveraging shared resources. These centers will provide two-generation programs for parents and children (including unique services for fathers); nutrition and health services; classes in citizenship and computer literacy; skills-based professional training programs, such as auto mechanics, welding, and cosmetology; adult education; and more. The commitment will create 24 jobs in a region with 10.8% unemployment and over 4,000 individuals will benefit from holistic family engagement services

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Commitment

Pathways to Alliances for Community Engagement Services

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$2,389,600

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

AVANCE

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

McAllen Independent School District, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District, ARISE, Bezos Family Foundation, South Texas College, New Profit Inc., City of San Juan, Texas A&M University, City of Alamo, Workforce Solutions, City of Pharr, The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading