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Southwest Key: Partners in Supporting Family, Breaking Barriers & Celebration
Southwest Key

January, 2011

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January 29
(10:00am - 2:00pm) Open House
East Austin College Prep Academy

Tuition-free charter middle school accepting applications for students, to learn more: 512-287-5000 or visit our school website. 

Latino Arts Preservation Program

Learn and perform traditional, Latino- focused arts: mariachi, ballet folklorico, and bilingual theater. Open to children ages 6+. Call Melissa Villarreal at 512-287-5000
to learn more.

Free GED & English Skills Classes
Contact Daniel Hinojosa at, or 512-583-2583 to learn more.


Southwest Key E-Newsletter

Opening doors to opportunity
so young people can achieve their dreams.
Happy New Year!
Narrowing the Achievement Gap: The New York Times’ article "Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than Expected" discusses a new report regarding the achievement gap between black and white students. Read Southwest Key’s response...
80 employees with Southwest Key for 10+ years: There are 80 employees who have been with Southwest Key Programs for more than ten years. Many work directly with youth in our shelters, others help parents find childcare so they can support their families or provide indirect services such as accounting and administrative support to our programs. Find out who they are...
Preparing to Break Through Barriers to College: “Breaking Barriers Through Success”, a learning project for students at the East Austin College Prep Academy , explores the common reasons why children in East Austin have not historically attended college and identifies techniques to overcome those barriers. Read what they learned...
In recognition of Dedication to the Southwest Key Mission: The end of the year is a great time to recognize those who have made a difference in how we do our work. At the Southwest Key Programs’ National Holiday Party, annual Employee Awards were announced for staff and programs with outstanding performance and incredible dedication to the Southwest Key mission. Meet those recognized this year...
Sharing a Traditional Christmas Posada in East Austin: If the community comes out mid-week for a show that features ballet folklorico, Vitera, a play, a break dancing burro, mariachis and Santa then it must be the Southwest Key Annual Posada. See what our Posada brought to East Austin...
Southwest Key Pleasant Hill Unaccompanied Minor Program’s Night of Lights and Love: In December our children, staff and their families from the Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program were invited by the Betty Jean Foundation to a Christmas celebration -  Noche de Lights y Amor (or Night of Lights and Love). The children and staff celebrated with dinner, dancing and the children from India gave a performance for all the guests. Each child also received a Christmas gift from the Betty Jean Foundation. It was memorable experience for our children. They were delighted by this wonderful show of support and love.
Capital Area Food Bank & Southwest Key Partner to Feed East Austinites: What can provide 722 individuals with 6,124 pounds of healthy foods in two hours? The first visit by the Wheels of Sharing mobile pantry to SWKey’s national headquarters in the Govalle/Johnston Terrace neighborhood started out with a bang! What this means to our community…
The Academy Hosts the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools: On December 15th, President Peter Groff and Senior Advisor Nelson Smith of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools  kicked off their series of national regional forums in Austin, TX at East Austin College Prep Academy. Find out why they were here…
About Southwest Key Programs
Southwest Key Programs and the East Austin Children’s Promise provides adult education and job training opportunities, a cultural arts program, and quality education for children. This is how Southwest Key is opening doors to opportunity so young people and their families can achieve their dreams.  And when they are empowered to improve their own lives, they will improve their communities as a whole.
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Southwest Key Programs
National Headquarters
6002 Jain Lane
Austin, Texas 78721
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