Jolene Avant center for excellence

Jolene Avant

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The Jolene Avant Center for Excellence was officially dedicated on March 12, 2016.  It is named after Jolene Avant, Lawyer, Wife and Mother. Jolene Avant was a native of Pensacola, Florida and was also a product of the Escambia County Public School System. Wife of Dr. Calvin Avant and mother to Amy Avant. Jolene was a Human Resource Specialist and Attorney. Jolene Avant left Pensacola and relocated to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area in the 1970's and resided in the Washington, DC area until 1995. 


In 1995 Jolene, Dr. Avant and daughter Amy relocated to Brevard County, Florida (Space Coast).  In 2001, Jolene passed suddenly of an aneurysm. The Jolene Avant Center for Excellence is a testament to her life, accomplishments and achievements.


Unity In The Family Ministry

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Our mission remains to present the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the source of LOVE, HOPE and a Transformation from life controlling problems. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13).


“Unity In The Family Ministry” was founded by the leading of the Holy Spirit, and has been given the task of assisting and providing members of our community a workable option in gaining reconciliation with their families. 


This reconciliation will occur by empowering our members with the ability to gain control over their life controlling problems by a renewing of their minds and transforming their lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

Avant Training Resources (ATR)

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The Jolene Avant Center for Excellence houses 

Avant Training Resources (ATR) which offers the highest quality training to organizations that provide services in the areas of at-risk youth, cultural diversity, human resource development and human relations intervention. Our training can help your organization expand its capability in maximizing service quality, and increase employee knowledge and commitment to your customers. 


A.T.R. has dynamic seasoned practitioners with extensive practical backgrounds in at-risk youth prevention and intervention programs, human resource and human relations.  

Environmental Career Worker
Training Program

Environmental Career Worker Training Program

Career Worker Training

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We offer a complimentary service to go over the application process with the student and their family. After this initial consultation, we  follow up with the family to recommend an appropriate service for their needs.  We offer a complete service that includes evaluating the student's  experience, establishing reachable goals, advising the student throughout the application process, and advocating for the student.  

Complete Placement Service

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 The Avant Training Resources (ATR) ensures organizations are being prepared for the ongoing increasing diversity in the workplace and participate in job placement education.