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Spirit of Service Awards: Top Tier Programs, CommUNITY, and Above & Beyond Awards

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The Southwest Key Spirit of Service Awards (formerly known as Employee Awards) are a long-standing part of our organization. Every year, our employees and the programs show unparalleled dedication toward this esteemed organization’s mission and vision, and we take pride in recognizing them for their hard work and commitment. Congratulations to all the winners of 2020-2021 Southwest Key Spirit of Service Awards. Read on to learn more about each award and its recipients.

SOSA Top Tier Program list

Top Tier Program Award

YFS Program – FFT Florida Statewide-DJJ – 2139
UM Shelter Program – 906300 Casa Padre
UM Shelter Program – 905100 Casa San Diego
YFS Program – Upward Bound – 2149 
YFS Program – Bell County JJAEP – 2122 

These programs have demonstrated superior organizational abilities, not just by adding value to Southwest Key as an organization, but also creating truly successful and impactful work through their efforts. Through each program’s support and implementation of successful strategic initiatives and overall collective work, we’ve been able to improve and enrich the lives of thousands of children and families throughout the nation. 

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CommUNITY Award

Sigrid Manzanares 
Alma Heras 
Elizabeth Cruz Vergara 
Yolanda Gil 

These winners have displayed true positive community impact both through their work and outside of their roles. They have been making a significant impact and contribution to their community through volunteering time, talents, and services. Sometimes it’s through our own community efforts and sometimes they’re just so generous they don’t even need to partner up with us to help. 

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Above and Beyond Award

Kristina Adcock 
Jesus Garibay 
Ruth Cruz Paulino 
Erica Hernandez 
Elvira De Los Reyes 
Amy Barraza 
Otto Berdiel Rodriguez 
Beatriz Terrones 
Oscar Pardo 
Javier Padilla 

Each of these winners have really taken the phrase “going above and beyond” to a whole new level. They displayed outstanding performance in their roles, superior dedication to their work, and a positive attitude on the job throughout the past year. 

Congratulations to all our amazing winners! Don’t forget to check out our previous post highlighting our Leaders of the Year and Forever Familia winners as well as our Rising Stars and Innovation Award winners. Thank you again to our wonderful Southwest Key Familia, who serve thousands of youth and families every day, creating opportunities for each of them to thrive.