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Heroes, Games & Charter Schools
Southwest Key

May, 2011

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Coming to Southwest Key's Centro de Familia
6002 Jain Lane
Austin, Texas 78721

Mobile Food Pantry at Southwest Key
Free, healthy food for your family!
The second Friday of every month from 4:00-6:00pm
May 13, 2011
June 10, 2011

Val Gomez

East Austin Career
& Job Fair

Friday, June 10 ·  11:00am -  2:00pm

Don't miss this fantastic FREE opportunity to meet local employers who are hiring NOW!
Dress for success and bring plenty of resumes.
Daniel Hinojosa 512-583-2583


East Austin Children's Promise

Opening doors to opportunity
so young people can achieve their dreams.
Join us for the Walk of Heroes Family Fiesta!

May 14, 2011 from 10 am – 2:30 pm
Southwest Key's Centro de Familia
This year, Southwest Key’s annual Family Fiesta promises to be the biggest and best FREE spring festival at the beautiful Centro de Familia in East Austin.

Filled with non-stop activity and entertainment, the fiesta fun includes a variety of children’s activities and cultural experiences for the entire family.  Visit booths to learn about services offered by local organizations, sample delicious food provided by Café del Sol, enjoy live music, crafts, mariachis, games, piñatas, rides, bounce houses, face painting, ballet folklorico, bilingual theatrical performances...and much more!

This year, the Family Fiesta features the unveiling of our "Walk of Heroes” honoring Mr. Pedro Garza of the Economic Development Administration.  

It promises to be day of fun for the whole family – join us in celebrating Spring, East Austin and our Walk of Heroes! 

Join Us to Celebrate East Austin Prep’s Globaloria Game Designers!
This year, 200 students created webgames to solve engineering problems in the East Austin College Prep Globaloria Lab  
The 2nd Annual Globey Awards and Globaloria Open House celebrates these students and their accomplishments!
Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
East Austin College Prep Academy
Community Room

Globey Awards Presentation followed by a Globaloria Open House- Come see the Globaloria Lab, learn more about the program and see the winning Games!
Please RSVP to or 512-350-2815 by May 20.

Have you seen the latest on our blog?

Pleas for Support of Charter Schools
Not Just in Texas, But Nationwide
In Washington, DC elected officials are discussing public charter schools in similar terms as here in Texas....

AISD Takes Lessons from Public Charters’ Playbook
In this weekend’s Austin-American Statesman, “Austin school district implements sweeping changes to boost performance at struggling schools”  (by Melissa B. Taboada) outlines the changes the Austin Independent School District (AISD) is making to some of the consistently low-performing schools in East Austin.

East Austin Prep Academy Participates in Rally at the TX Capitol
Parents and public charter school representatives from across the state came together on May 4 to rally in support of legistlature that would support public charter schools in Texas.

Packed House at East Austin Candidates’ Forum
Earlier this month the East Austin Vota Campaign hosted the 2011 City Council Candidates’ Forum. As part of the Vota Campaign, the Candidates’ Forums continue to demonstrate the increasing participation of minority voters and has become one of the largest and most well attended forums in Austin.

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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