Southwest Key Programs is a national nonprofit operating innovative youth justice programs and schools, safe shelters for immigrant children, and workforce services impacting over 9,000 youth and families each day. Founded in 1987 by our current El Presidente Dr. Juan Sanchez, Southwest Key employs a creative and diverse workforce of over 2,200 staff in 6 states.
Our national headquarters is located at El Centro de Familia in Austin, Texas, home to East Austin College Prep, the East Austin Children's Promise and our Social Enterprise Complex. Southwest Key is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation and ranks 5th among the Top Hispanic Nonprofits in America.
You can connect with Southwest Key Programs through our Blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and our E-Newsletter for news, photos, videos and events.
Friendship In Youth Mentoring
Health Promise / Promesa de Salud at Southwest Key and East Austin College Prep
Globaloria at SXSW
Read about this celebration of imagination and curiosity.
East Austin College Prep raised over $8,000 during the 2nd annual Amplify Austin event, a 24-hour, web-based, festival of giving that took place March 20-21.
Read all about the new program to deepen engagement in the community by building relationships with neighbors.
Check out this story by Southwest Key staff and learn how a chance encounter at the airport inspired his work with immigrant youth.
East Austin College Prep Globaloria Program featured in the Huffington Post article