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Yvonne Garcia

School social worker

Hello Avance Family & Community! My name is Yvonne Garcia, I am the School Social Worker and a proud Avance alum! I was apart of the first graduating class of Academia Avance; with their support I went on to get obtain B.A at Mount st. Mary’s University, then my MSW at USC. I have been working at Avance for the past 2 years and I absolutely love it!  

Here are some ways in which I can support your student + family : 

  • Parent Wellness Group : A series of educational courses designed to enhance your understanding of the various factors affecting your child / Wednesdays @ 10:30 am & 6:30 pm via Google Meets contact us for details !

  • Parent Support Group: A support group for our parents and community members that covers topics such as : self-care, COVID, current news, grief, relationships, etc. This group also includes a guided meditation and resources  / Fridays @ 10:30 am via Google Meets contact us for details! 

  • Family Success Services : If your family is in need of resources pertaining to : Government Assistance, Therapeutic Services, Housing & Food referrals, Substance abuse & Domestic violence referrals, etc. please do not hesitate to contact our school, we are more than happy to assist. 

  • Counseling Services : This year I will be collaborating with our School Counselor to provide our students with individual / group counseling. See Mr. John Hoang for referral system. I am also offering short-term counseling to Avance parents, please contact me for more information. 

I look forward to assisting you in anyway possible!