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Southwest Key: Dr. Sanchez Thanks Staff For A Great Year
Southwest Key Programs

September, 2013

De-Janay's personal collage on her inner and outer self. 

Fifteen-year-old De-Janay of Buffalo, New York has been suspended several times for disruptive and truant behavior. She has been described as aggressive, disrespectful and violent in school. In February of this year, Family Services Team referred De-Janay to Southwest Key Community Connections. (read more)

The Journey to Becoming a Leader in the Community

Mekhai, 15 years old, is now a leader in his community, working as a mentor and basketball coach at a local community center in Buffalo, NY. Just a few months ago, Mekhai was not the same person. (read more)

Having a Quinceañera at 17


Ms. Yuri, 17 years old from El Salvador, did not have a Quinceañera of her own when she turned 15. After participating in the first annual El Paso Regional Quinceañera, she felt as if the event was held just for her. (read more)


In the Hispanic Culture, Food is Our Bond


Sonia Gallegos' earliest memory of food is of her grandmother selling groceries out of a small chest in Mexico. Inspired by her mother and grandmother, who spent their lives around food and a kitchen, Gallegos began working in a restaurant.  (read more)


Finances: How Can My Family And I Survive?


Today, there are financial literacy and planning workshops given by nonprofits, banks, credit unions and others. While there is certainly a lot of interest on the part of participants, attendance is low. (read more)


Southwest Key Programs wins NCLR Affiliate of the Year 

2013 Affiliate of the Year Award 2013 Affilate of the Year Award goes to Southwest Key Programs on July 23 at the 2013 NCLR Annual Conference held in New Orleans. (read more)

LULAC & Ford Driving Dreams Through Education 

As school-age children prepare for school, hundreds of students from East Austin College Prep (EAPrep) will get an extra push this fall through a music-based high school dropout prevention program, Austin Soundwaves. (read more)


August 20, 2013

  Upcoming Events  


EAPrep Globaloria Summer Fundraiser

Your $20 can help teach underserved kids to code video games!



 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf partners with East Austin Children's Promise 

Make a minimum donation of $1 to benefit Children's Promise and receive 10% off drinks for the rest of August. 




Youth Mentor Recruiment 

Aug 21, Aug 24 



Save the Date: Walk of Heroes Event 

Oct. 26

  More Events  


 GED/ESL Orientation

August 23, 2013


 Soundwaves Parent Dinner & Performance

August 23, 2013 


 Mobile Food Pantry

September 13, 2013


 Fore the Kids: Golf Classics 

October 11, 2013


Full list of events

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