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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: Joycelyn Jurado [email protected]
  • Adult Services
    For more information contact: Astrid Duenas (habla espanol), Community Coordinator for Adult Programming/ Parent Liaison, [email protected]
  • Cultural Arts Programs
    For more information contact: Melissa Villarreal (habla espanol), Cultural Arts MCoordinator, [email protected]

Southwest Key GO Program

The Southwest Key GO Program is a college completion program dedicated to serving the graduates of East Austin College Prep (EAPrep). The GO Program supports all pathways of higher education, including: certificate and technical programs as well as 2- and 4-year institutions. Learn more >>

Americorps Program

Southwest Key is proud to partner with OneStar Foundation to bring AmeriCorps VISTA members to our program. Through Southwest Key’s East Austin Children’s Promise initiative, Americorps VISTA members will serve full-time for a one-year term to help strengthen, expand and increase the capacity of Southwest Key Programs to help low-income and first-generation students and their families overcome immediate barriers, be ready for, and succeed in postsecondary education.

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East Austin Children's Promise Partners

Amala Foundation 
Austin Community College (ACC)
Austin Soundwaves
Better Bodies
Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area
Cafe del Sol at Southwest Key
Central Texas Food Bank
City of Austin Parks and Rec 
Comunidad de Luz y Esperanza
East Austin College Prep
Educational Insight
Foundation Communities
Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts
National Council of La Raza
Neighbors United for Progress
PODER: People Organized in Defense of the Earth and Her Resources
Proyecto Teatro
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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 [email protected] 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.