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EAPrep Students Walk in the Footsteps of Our Nation’s Leaders

By Southwest Key on 09/16/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Awards, Community Empowerment, EA College Prep, East Austin, Education, Events, Fundraising

In May of 2013, East Austin College Prep History Teacher, Jacqueline Vidal, lead a group of students to Washington D.C. as part of the Close Up Program. The Close Up Foundation, a non-profit, nonpartisan educational organization, founded in 1971, organized the trip. They offer students of varying grades an in-depth view of the democratic process through interactive participation.

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Family Keys Team Presents At The TNOYS Conference in San Antonio, TX

By Southwest Key on 09/11/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Community Empowerment, Education, Events, Juvenile Justice

The Austin and San Antonio Family Keys Program did a fabulous job presenting at the 30th Annual Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) Conference in San Antonio on August 16, 2013. TNOYS is a non-profit network that provides advocacy work while promoting opportunities for young people. The Family Keys team consisted of 4 staff and 3 clients who educated participants on, “Lessons from the Field: Engaging youth and families.”

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LULAC & Ford Driving Dreams Through Education

By Southwest Key on 08/20/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Children's Promise, Community Empowerment, EA College Prep, East Austin, Education, Southwest Key

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. Working with East Austin College Prep, LULAC Council 4933 will help East Austin students to remain engaged in school through an innovative music program with the Hispanic Alliance for the Performance Arts known as Austin Soundwaves.

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In the Hispanic Culture, Food is Our Bond

By Southwest Key on 08/13/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Community Empowerment, EA College Prep, East Austin, Social Enterprise, Workforce

Sonia Gallegos’ earliest memory of food is of her grandmother selling groceries out of a small chest in Mexico. Gallegos’ mother also made a career in the food industry when she arrived in the United States. Inspired by her mother and grandmother, who spent their lives around food and a kitchen, Gallegos began working in a restaurant, and now possesses over 30 years of experience in the industry.

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Finances: How Can My Family And I Survive?

By Rafael Ramos, Career Coach/East Austin Children’s Promise on 08/12/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Children's Promise, Community Empowerment, East Austin

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.

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