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Advocacy Outreach helps build successful people and families with the resources to take care of their own needs, both immediate and long-term, and the ability to advocate for themselves in the community, schools and the workplace. Our Mission is to facilitate social change and justice through advocacy and a provision of services to the poor and disenfranchised in Bastrop County and surrounding rural areas.


Congratulations, GRADUATES!

Graduating Students

Graduating Students left to right; Nancy Fuentes de Chimal, Norbert Ovalle, Elvia Lilia Ramirez, Paula alente,Alma Patricia Parra, Brenda Cadena, Gabriela Velazquez.

Seven students of the Advocacy Outreach Family Literacy Program completed all levels of English as a Second Language and have graduated from the program. We applaud their hard work and dedication to study. Now that they are proficient in English, they may move into Austin Community College classes for Adult Basic Education or GED. Some may now be eligible for traditional college courses or they may want to begin or advance a career. An Awards Ceremony was held May 19, 2016 on the Manor Excel Campus to honor their achievement.

Graduating Classroom

Students Complete Spring Semester of Family Literacy Participants of the Advocacy Outreach Family Literacy Program completed course work for the spring semester. We celebrated with an Awards Ceremony to honor those graduating and, also, those students who made academic gains and students with excellent attendance. Preschoolers who attend the Early Childhood Development Center while their parents are in class also had a ceremony to honor their achievements. Following ceremonies, participants celebrated with a delicious lunch buffet supplied with dishes made from the families’ favorite recipes.


Summer programming will continue in June with an academic enrichment program that includes site visits to the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum and University of Texas Blanton Art Museum in Austin, Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, Witte Natural History Museum in San Antonio, Cameron Park Zoo and Baylor University Mayborn Museum in Waco. The summer program is offered free of charge to families and is open to participants in good standing who attended spring semester classes and their children, from preschool through high school. Registration for the 2016/17 Family Literacy program begins in August. Call now (512-281-4180) to be placed on the waiting list.

Advocacy Outreach Current Classes

New Classes for our Family Literacy Program and Night Time ESL will be forming call 512-281-4180 for more information.

Family Literacy Program ~ Programa de Alfabetizacion Familiar at Manor ISD Excel Campus Clases para aprender ingles

Clases de Ingles de noche para Adultos en Manor High School Information in English y espanol

Area Educational Opportunities

Are you interested in Adult Basic Education/GED classes?  The GED test is changing beginning January 2, 2014  If you have not passed all sections of the GED by December 2013, then you will need to start all over again!  For more information, visit http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/new-assessment

As of 2016 there are new options for the High School Equivalency exam. Click here for more info. Click here for info on ACC's GED Classes

GED classes in the Austin area fall 2015-2016, sponsored by Austin Community College: To sign up for an orientation, visit http://www.austincc.edu/abe/ged/ora/

ABE/GED classes and locations at Austin Community College for 2015-2016: http://www.austincc.edu/abe/ged/schedule/ 

Are you interested in English (ESL) classes at Austin Community College? Click here to find out about upcoming orientations http://www.austincc.edu/abe/esl/ora/

Are you interested in ESL classes in Elgin? Classes are held at the Elgin Library's Civic Center.  Call 512-281-5678 for more information.http://elginpubliclibrary.org/news-events/lib-news/dual-language-course-learn-english-learn-spanish


Advocacy Outreach
200-A Depot Street, P. O. Box 169, Elgin, Texas 78621
Phone 512 281-4180 ~ FAX 512 281-959

501(c)3 Non-profit Organization

Last updated: Feb 19, 2015 ~ Copyright 2015
Contact: Beth@advocacyoutreach.org