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East Austin College Prep 10th Graders Plan on Going to Madrid for the Summer

By Southwest Key on 12/05/2013 @ 06:54 AM

Tags: EA College Prep, Education, Events, Fundraising

East Austin College Prep has selected 15 students from the 10th grade Advanced Spanish class to participate in an immersion program in Madrid. “I am so excited to see a new place and explore the world. This trip is going to be fantastic!” says 10th grader Athziry L.

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A Volunteer Youth Mentor Gives Back To The Community

By Southwest Key on 11/25/2013 @ 06:54 AM

Tags: Community Empowerment, East Austin, Education, Events, Juvenile Justice, Volunteering

“When I was 15, I felt like my life was over because I was pregnant. I didn’t know if I would be able to graduate or go to college,” says Southwest Key Program Assistant Brenda Gonzalez. Thanks to a mentor in her life, Gonzalez is about to graduate from Austin Community College and now volunteers with Southwest Key Youth Mentoring Program, guiding youth with a similar background to her own.

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SWKey Board Member Victor Garza Receives Award

By Layla Fry on 11/06/2013 @ 07:33 AM

Tags: Awards, Community Empowerment, Southwest Key

On October 11, 2013, Southwest Key Board Member Victor Garza was one of the five honorees to be recognized at the First Annual Latino Heritage Leadership Award. Mr. Garza is the founder of La Raza Roundtable, Santa Clara County, California’s largest coalition of Latino and Mexican-American organizations.

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Susana Almanza Inducted Into Walk of Heroes

By Southwest Key on 11/04/2013 @ 06:54 AM

Tags: Community Empowerment, Cultural Arts, East Austin, Events, Southwest Key

Internationally renowned environmental activist and co-founder of PODER (People Organized in Defense of the Earth and her Resources) Susana Almanza was inducted into the Southwest Key Walk of Heroes Saturday at the national nonprofit’s East Austin headquarters, el Centro de Familia.

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Fore the Kids Golf Classic

By Southwest Key on 09/25/2013 @ 08:33 AM

Tags: Events, Southwest Key

Southwest Key Programs’ 9th Annual “Fore the Kids Golf Classic” tournament and raffle is coming up on October 11th at Star Ranch Golf Club. It will be a fun day of golfing with dinner, drinks, and an awards program to follow. This year’s tournament benefits East Austin College Prep’s Globaloria program as part of the commitment to prepare students for college and career opportunities of the 21st century.

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