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Mar 3, 2014

Drink for a Cause: EAPrep Fundraiser at Kung Fu Saloon on Jan 21

EA College Prep has selected 15 students from the 10th grade Advanced Spanish class to participate in an immersion program in Madrid this summer. You can help get these eager and bright young leaders to Spain for an opportunity that will influence them for the rest of their lives!

Mar 3, 2014

East Austin College Prep Globaloria Students Ready for SXSWEdu

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Young computer programmers prepare for SXSWedu

Feb 26, 2014

Early Voting at Southwest Key

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Feb 22, 2014

African American Community Heritage Festival

Office of Texas State Representative Dawnna Dukes

State Representative Dawnna Dukes and Women In Jazz invite you to attend the 15th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival (AACHF), on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Last year's festivities were highly successful with over 60 vendors, nearly 3,000 in attendance and fundraising efforts that have granted over $130,000.00 to the Huston-Tillotson University Scholarship Fund!

Feb 19, 2014

Soundwaves Spring Concert

East Austin College Prep

Over 100 East Austin College Prep Austin Soundwaves Students from the MLK and Jain Lane campus will perform on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the MLK Campus Auditorium for their Spring Concert at 7pm. Reception to follow.

Feb 18, 2014

Review of East Austin College Prep

Do512 Family

After two cancellations due to inclement weather, the elementary East Austin College Prep campus finally had its open house last Thursday, Feb. 13. Do512 Family editor, Jamie Jett, is an East Austin resident and her curiosity was piqued. So she went to the open house and took some notes to share.

Feb 17, 2014

Fundraiser at Kendra Scott on South Congress, Feb 20 from 5-8pm

Thursday, February 20, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Feb 10, 2014

NCLR Affiliates Peer Exchange and Lunar New Year Celebration

Thank you National Council of La Raza and everyone for coming out and making this event happen!

Feb 5, 2014

Photos: Digital Learning Day with Globaloria at EAPrep

On the 3rd Annual Digital Learning Day on February 5, EAPrep Globaloria superstars taught younger students how to write code! Thanks to our partners at World Wide Workshop's Globaloria for joining us!

Feb 4, 2014

Digital Learning Day – High Tech Open House at East Austin College Prep

Do 512 Family

Both East Austin College Prep campuses will be hosting a high-tech open house for Digital Learning Day, Wednesday, Feb. 5. From 9 – 11 am, the school will showcase student-designed games that were created through the Globaloria program. Globaloria is a platform that uses project-based learning and digital methods to teach courses in STEM, computing, game design and coding.

Jan 22, 2014

East Austin College Prep Open House

Do 512 Family

There is a school in East Austin that you may not be familiar with. East Austin College Prep is dedicated to sending 100 percent of its students to college, and it’s a free public school with open enrollment for any child in Travis County!

Jan 15, 2014

EAPrep is Enrolling for Fall 2014! Visit our Open House on Jan 23 and 28

East Austin College Prep

EAPrep has begun recruitment for the 2014-2015 School Year! We have 3 open houses scheduled.

Jan 10, 2014

Workforce Solutions Cameron Honored at Texas Workforce Conference

Workforce Solutions (WFS) Cameron was recognized for outstanding board performance, receiving a $15,000 Performance Incentive Award for Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Training-Related Employment at the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) 17th Annual Texas Workforce Conference, held December 4-6 in San Antonio.

Jan 9, 2014

New Year's resolutions of Austin's fit and fabulous

Culture Map Austin

It's a new year, and with it comes all the resolutions that seem to fly around with abandon. We at CultureMap asked a few locals what they're doing to stay fit and healthy in 2014.

Jan 9, 2014

East Austin College Prep Employees Honored at Annual Awards

East Austin College Prep Superintendent, Dr. Joe E. Gonzales announced that Nyssa Arcos-Evans and Jennifer Pierson were selected as the Employees of the Year at EAPrep during the staff holiday party on December 10, 2013.

Jan 9, 2014

Community Comes Together At Annual Southwest Key Posada

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.

Jan 6, 2014

East Austin College Prep’s European Excursion

This summer, East Austin College Prep’s teacher, Alfredo Garcia will be taking his theater class on a Europe excursion. Mr. Garcia came to East Austin College Prep in 2012 with over a decade of international teaching experience. He is now the head volleyball coach and Director of the Theatre/Drama program at East Austin College Prep’s MLK Campus.

Jan 2, 2014

2013 Southwest Key Employee Awards

Southwest Key Programs held their annual staff holiday party and employee recognition banquet on December 10, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Austin, Texas. It was a perfect wintry evening for staff to gather, with downtown Austin as the backdrop.

Dec 30, 2013

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO Jan 3: Southwest Key funds Social Entrepreneurship Scholarships to IMPACT Texas

IMPACT Texas is happy to announce a new scholarship funded by sponsor Southwest Key Programs. In an effort to promote participation by minority entrepreneurs, six scholarships will be made available to Social Entrepreneurs of color from across the state and will cover the cost of registration for IMPACT Texas. Only one scholarship can be awarded to each enterprise, and early stage social enterprises are encouraged to apply.

Dec 23, 2013

PHOTOS: Holiday Posada 2013

Southwest Key’s Latino Arts Preservation Program students narrated, sang and danced the audience through a traditional Mexican Posada. There was arts and crafts, snacks and Santa Claus! JPMorgan Chase also made a generous donation of books for the kids.

Dec 20, 2013

Globaloria Headed to NYC This Summer

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.

Dec 11, 2013

2013 Southwest Key & EAPrep Employee Award Winners

At our Annual Employee Awards Banquet and Holiday Party on December 10, we honored our colleagues who have made incredible contributions to Southwest Key and East Austin College Prep. We received over 200 nominations for the Employee Awards Program this year and the competition was fierce! This year’s winners have been top performers in 2013, showing immense dedication to our mission and values.

Dec 5, 2013

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

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.