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ACE After School Program Captures the Spirit of Dr. Seuss During Spring Break

ACE After School Program Captures the Spirit of Dr. Seuss During Spring Break

By Southwest Key on 04/01/2014 @ 07:54 AM

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

ACE After School program at East Austin College Prep hosted a Dr. Seuss Birthday camp the week of Spring Break, March 10-14, 2014. The Seuss theme was a continuation of a week full of various cross-curriculum Seuss activities held at the school the previous week. ACE worked closely with EAPrep Literary Specialist Meg Fiengo to plan the camp. “It was a celebration of imagination and curiosity,” says Tanya Gonzalez, Program Administrator for ACE.

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Layla Fry with her husband Joe Maloney and son, Gus.

Austin Mom Layla Fry Fundraises For Children In Memory Of Her Son

By Southwest Key on 04/01/2014 @ 05:54 AM

Tags: Children's Promise, Community Empowerment, EA College Prep, East Austin, Education, Events, Fundraising

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 20-21st, 2014. Southwest Key Communications and Web Manager Layla Fry raised over $3,000 of that amount on her personal Amplify page by sharing her personal story of loss this year.

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Picture of Students Holding Candles

East Austin College Prep Proud To Participate In Amplify Austin 2014

By Southwest Key on 03/07/2014 @ 06:54 AM

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

EAPrep is proud to announce our participation in Amplify Austin 2014, a giving day organized by I Live Here, I Give Here to benefit nonprofits in Central Texas. You can support EAPrep during this 24-hour “festival of giving” that provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together and help make our city a better place to live.

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Steven Lewis with Roque Barros after completing his Good Neighbor Training.

Good Neighbor Program Kicks Off In East Austin’s Govalle-Johnston Terrace

By Southwest Key on 03/07/2014 @ 06:54 AM

Tags: Children's Promise, Community Empowerment, East Austin, Education, Events, Southwest Key, Volunteering

“This neighborhood has changed quite a bit since the early 70s. It’s not as closely knit as it used to be. I used to know everyone and now people just keep to themselves,” says retired firefighter Steven Lewis who grew up in the east Austin neighborhood of Govalle-Johnston Terrace where Southwest Key is headquartered.

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East Austin College Prep Scores Above State Standard On STAAR

By Southwest Key on 03/06/2014 @ 06:54 AM

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

On January 15, 2014, East Austin College Prep’s MLK Campus had their beginning of semester student-wide assembly. It’s a new semester for East Austin College Prep and the students started the semester with good news on their STAAR Testing Results. Dr. Joe Gonzales welcomed the tigers back from their winter break and made several big announcements and changes at EAPrep.

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Community Comes Together At Annual Southwest Key Posada

By Southwest Key on 01/09/2014 @ 06:54 AM

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

On December 19, 2013, over 200 community members gathered at Southwest Key’s el Centro de Familia to celebrate a traditional Latin America Posada, a musical dramatization of Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging in Bethlehem.

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Globaloria Headed to NYC This Summer

By Southwest Key on 12/20/2013 @ 06:54 AM

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

This summer, East Austin College Prep’s Globaloria Program for video game design hopes to take 17 EAPrep students to New York City to to explore the tech industry.

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Spring Equals Enrollment In East Austin!

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

Tags: Children's Promise, Health Promise, Cultural Arts, EA College Prep, East Austin, Education, Workforce

If you’re in Austin, it’s time to join us for one or more of our East Austin Children’s Promise programs:

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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Raises Over $10,000 For East Austin Children’s Promise

By Southwest Key on 09/18/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Fundraising, Southwest Key, Children's Promise, East Austin

On September 10, 2013, Dr. Juan Sanchez, CEO of Southwest Key Programs and Dr. Joe Gonzales, Superintendent of East Austin College Prep, received a check for over $10,000 for East Austin Children’s Promise raised through the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s Caring Cup Wristband Initiative.

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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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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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Ashley Sosa

Health Promise Success Story: Ashley Sosa

By Southwest Key on 05/31/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Health Promise, Children's Promise, EA College Prep, East Austin, Wellness

In her two years at East Austin College Prep, Ashley Sosa has tried just about every sport that Health Promise offers. A wraparound program through East Austin Children’s Promise, Health Promise provides physical education and nutrition classes for residents of Austin.

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Coach Sheldon Williams

Meet Health Promise Coach Sheldon Williams

By Southwest Key on 04/18/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Health Promise, Children's Promise, EA College Prep, Education, Wellness

When Superintendent Dr. Joe Gonzales was looking for people to help round out the health and wellness curriculum at East Austin College Prep, Sheldon Williams was an obvious choice. A resident of East Austin, Williams grew up just down the street from EAPrep partner Southwest Key Programs on Jain Lane. Williams wanted to be “the best basketball player in the world” as a kid and, since he was skinny, began working out at an early age. He notes, “Working out didn’t hurt with the girls either.”

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Healthy Happy Hour Heats Up Southwest Key

By Southwest Key on 08/13/2012 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Children's Promise, Health Promise, Wellness

On Friday, August 10, 2012, East Austin Children’s Promise held its second Healthy Happy Hour, in partnership with Walgreens, to celebrate the back-to-school season. Folks from all over the neighborhood were on hand to learn about health services from dozens of vendors and civic and medical professionals and to try their hands (and feet) at exercise demos and tons of delicious, healthy food.

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Photographer Joel Salcido Shoots Client Portraits At Mobile Food Bank

By Southwest Key on 08/08/2012 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Children's Promise, Health Promise

East Austin Children’s Promise partner Capital Area Food Bank brought photojournalist Joel Salcido over to Southwest Key headquarters last month to continue taking portraits of food bank clients for his series, Faces of Hunger. Soliciting volunteers from the line queued up for our first Friday of the month mobile food bank, Salcido and his team elicited some gorgeous smiles and moving expressions from the everyday folks who visit the mobile food bank each month.

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East Austin Seniors Work Out At RBJ

By Southwest Key on 08/08/2012 @ 07:54 AM

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

This just in from East Austin Children’s Promise Physical Education Program (PEP) coordinator, Da’Sean Walker, “These young people wanted me to tell you guys thank you with our young selves! They made my day! Without you guys vision this could not be possible!”

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