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Advocacy Outreach
200 Depot Street,
P. O. Box 169, Elgin,
Texas 78621

Phone 512 281-4180
FAX 512 281-9599

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Literacy


Family Literacy program of Advocacy Outreach serve low income families which contain a parent with educational needs and a child or children, birth to age 8. The program has four components: adult education, early childhood education, parenting education, parents and children together activities (PACT).
Adult Education is offered to parents in English as a Second Language classes, Tuesdays through Thursdays, while, simultaneously, Early Childhood Development is offered to their children, ages birth to four years. Parenting classes are held Thursday mornings and offers many specialized speakers from various topics that assist parents in their daily lives and curriculum from the Nurturing Program.
Advocacy Outreach has designed their program after the very successful Even Start programs, of which they participated in for many years, as last year the federal funds were cut in Congress. Even Start Family Literacy Program was a federal program created under Title I, Part B, Subpart 3 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and currently funded through the No Child Left Behind Act 2001 (NCLB). 
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is presently assisting the operation of this Family Literacy Program through a generous grant to Advocacy Outreach.


Who is eligible?


A parent with low income and lacking a high school education or English language proficiency and her(his) child below the age of eight.


How does a family join the program?


A parent contacts the office of Advocacy Outreach, (512) 281-4180, and is interviewed by a staff member and placed on a waiting list. Periodically, at established times, an Orientation session will be held for applicants. Eligibility screening will be conducted and parents will be informed of program requirements. Families who are accepted will be placed in the program until the Early Childhood Development Center reaches capacity or Adult Education classes are filled.

Application for Classes