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Pipeline of Services

In order to create the optimum environment for a child to succeed in life, East Austin Children's Promise coordinates a pipeline of services in partnership with over 25 organizations in and around East Austin. These services offer holistic support so that, not only the child's needs are met, but the child's parent's, sibling's and community's needs are met, too. In addition to youth services, programs like adult education, free childcare, and nutrition and fitness classes help foster an environment in which children can focus on achievement. With the help of our partners, these programs and services are provided at no cost to the community.

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For more information on what programs and classes are currently being offered, check out the East Austin Children's Promise calendar.

East Austin Children's Promise Program Model

  • Youth Services
    For more information contact: Corin Caridine, Youth Services Coordinator,
  • Adult Services
    For more information contact: Michelle Holubetz (habla espanol), Community Coordinator for Adult Programming/ Parent Liaison,
  • Cultural Arts Programs
    For more information contact: Melissa Villarreal (habla espanol), Cultural Arts MCoordinator,
  • Wellness and Physical Fitness (Health Promise)
    For more information contact: Melissa Villarreal (habla espanol), Health Promise Coordinator,

Health Promise Logo

Health Promise, a comprehensive, community-based physical education and wellness program, seeks to change the rate of obesity in East Austin and impact lives with the concept that a healthy body creates a foundation for success in academics, family, and career. Health Promise was started in 2011 through a Carol M. White Physical Education Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally in 2012, East Austin College Prep was awarded an H-E-B Excellence in Education Healthy Campus Grant for health and fitness screenings, fitness activities, and nutrition education to increase the overall wellbeing of students, families, and local community. Click here to watch videos of Health Promise participants in action.

Health Promise interacts with the community using multiple vehicles:

  • Child and youth programming through East Austin College Prep student curriculum and extracurricular activities including school, lunch-hour education
  • Free, adult wellness programming including daily fitness classes and regular nutrition classes at Southwest Key's el Centro de Familia
  • Senior and limited mobility fitness classes at RBJ Center
  • Community-wide events

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Americorps Program

Southwest Key is proud to partner with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to bring AmeriCorps members to Austin, Texas. Americorps Members serve at East Austin College Prep, a Southwest Key partner charter school, to provide much needed tutorial assistance in the area of literacy for students, grades 2-6, both in school and out of school.

Click here to learn more about the Americorps Program at Southwest Key.

Americorps, EAPrep & EAChildren's Promise Logos

East Austin Children's Promise Partners

AMD Changing the Game
Austin Community College (ACC)
Austin Soundwaves
Ballet East Dance Company
Better Bodies
Born Again Bodies
Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area
Cafe del Sol at Southwest Key
Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
East Austin College Prep
East Austin Voter Mobilization Initiative
Educational Insight
El Buen Samaritano

First Tee of Greater Austin
Foundation Communities
Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts
Hispanic Physicians Association of Austin
Impact Austin

KDK-Harman Foundation
Texas District 12

Magellan International School
MexNet Alliance
National Council of La Raza
PODER: People Organized in Defense of the Earth and Her Resources
Proyecto Teatro
Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union
RBJ Center
Rosewood Choice Neighborhoods
Take Back the Trail
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
TODO Austin
Univision 62 TV
University Leadership Initiative
UT School of Nursing
UT School of Social Work
Ventanilla de Salud
Xenogia Spoken Word Collective
Zumba with Erica Castillo

Join Us

East Austin Children's Promise is identifying partners who are interested in working together to provide a support network that transforms neighborhoods and provides opportunities for all children to succeed. Please contact Joycelyn Jurado at 512-462-2181 or for more information.

Community Advisory Council

Formed in 2003, the East Austin Community Advisory Council is a group of East Austin residents, business owners and grassroots community leaders who provide guidance and oversight to Southwest Key's work in Govalle/Johnston Terrace.