Community Comes Together for Children’s Coat Drive

During cold winter months, our amazing partners help keep our mission warm. This past winter, Junior League of Austin, took things a step further by working with our Adult Services Coordinator, Astrid Duenas and Zenaida Martinez, Blue Cross Blue Shield partner to donate winter coats to our East Austin College Prep students. Through a community effort, SWK was able to provide over 550 coats to families in need.

Southwest Key Employees Come Together to Spread Holiday Joy

While the winter holidays are best known to be a time of good tidings and joy, they can be stressful for families who may be struggling or are living paycheck to paycheck. Southwest Key Programs has helped to connect families with their own Christmas Angel who could help to provide gifts and ease the stress from the extra costs that come with the holidays.


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Every year, you start to hear about more and more cases of the flu and the various strains of this virus. The flu and cold season lasts from October to […]

Knitting Without Borders Brings Joy to South Texas

Knitting without borders volunteers

Knitting Without Borders, is a project dedicated to sharing love and care to children around the world with volunteers, pictured above, who knit bears for children. In October, Knitting Without Borders handcrafted 250 bears and delivered them to our shelters in South Texas.

Cultural Arts: Fandango De Los Muertos in Austin

People performing a native dance

Southwest Key Programs proudly supported the Annual “Fandango De Los Muertos” theater production as a sponsor for the 3rd year . This interactive event brings the community together to take […]

Domestic Violence Awareness

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An act of domestic violence occurs every 15 seconds in the United States. It’s a destructive pattern that must be stopped as it affects victims in not only physical and emotional ways, but can also impact the education, career and economic future of survivors.

EAPrep Student Receives LULAC National Scholarship

Eli Hernandez

East Austin College Prep graduate, Eli Hernandez, was awarded the Rodolfo Mendez Performing/Visual Arts Scholarship from the local chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens. The $1,000 scholarship […]

Central Texas Food Bank Data, May 2019

2019 Food Bank Data

Southwest Key Programs has been a longstanding partner of the Central Texas Food Bank. With over a decade of service through this partnership, Southwest Key has served tens of thousands […]