For more than 30 years, Southwest Key has focused on creating an environment for children to succeed. Far too many young boys and girls face poverty, neglect, violence or other forms of abuse. We believe we have a responsibility surround them with support so they can envision a brighter future for themselves.
Our Community Engagement efforts bring together a pipeline of services. We focus on programming in three distinct areas — health, wellness, education and performance arts programs — services that feed the mind, body and soul of children and their families. Southwest Key creates nurturing opportunities for growth and learning for the communities we serve. We offer college scholarships for deserving students, as well as free performances for families in East Austin. Through our partnership with Central Texas Food Bank, we distribute groceries to East Austin residents on the fourth Wednesday of every month.
In addition to meeting children’s needs, we also provide services for parents and the community. We host financial literacy workshops and offer free preventative care workshops and health screenings. By supporting the communities we’re part of, we cultivate an environment for youth and their families to succeed and thrive. With the help of our many partners, these programs and services are provided at no cost.
We believe in focusing on children because they drive change. Their achievements have the potential to resonate across neighborhoods and have a compounding effect on society. We are committed to sharing love and compassion by instilling optimism and building courage in each child we serve. Our success as an organization is measured by the quantifiable and qualitative changes that we see in each child.
Our food giveaways are happening every 4th Wednesday of the month in Austin, TX!
by Ballet East
Saturdays 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Youth, Beginner – Intermediate
by Sana Yoga
Fridays 10:00 AM
Wednesdays 6:30 PM
THE MAN IN ME
Cultivating Fathers Program
An intensive 8-week program that helps to support and build skills for participants to be better fathers.
Workshops will focus on parenting skills, mental health, computer safety, and healthy relationships.
The Victor R. Garza Community Center also offers, through a partnership with ACC, the following classes at no cost:
(General Educational Development)
(English as a Second Language)
INFO FOR ALL ACC CLASSES
Call to register to these classes!
Free yoga classes for adults of all levels, from beginner to advanced.
BILINGUAL ADAPTIVE YOGA
- Neighbors United for Progress
- Pecan Springs Springdale Neighborhood Association – PSSNA
- Pink Public Relations
- PODER: People Organized in Defense of the Earth and Her Resources
- Proyecto Teatro
- South 183 Project
- Zumba with Erica Castillo