Luis’s Story of Career Success

Luis Career Success

Initially, Luis came into Workforce Solutions Cameron to further his job search after experiencing many barriers and challenges . There, he received more assistance than he ever expected.

Fernando’s First Time in a Classroom

First Time Classroom Experience

Fernando, 16, arrived at Casa Amanecer a bit unsure of what was to come, and hoping he and his 13 year-old-brother had ended up somewhere safe. Both boys had worked as fishermen in their home country of Honduras and had come to the United States in search of their father.

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 […]

Southwest Key Scholarship Recipients Ready to Conquer the World

Youth Justice Scholarship Recipients header image

Southwest Key Programs offered five deserving youth scholarships toward furthering their education. This is the first scholarship program geared toward youth participating in Youth and Family Service programming. Scholarship recipients were nominated by staff who have worked closely them and have watched them grow during their time with Southwest Key. They have been recognized as engaged participants, not only in their program but above and beyond within their communities. They are being awarded $1,000 each to pursue their dreams of achieving higher education after they graduate from high school. 

Firsthand Accounts of Humanitarian Efforts at the Border

Kansan Mennonites learning at SWK shelters

In July, a group of Kansan Mennonites embarked on a learning tour of the U.S. Mexico border. The group visited courthouses, charities and immigrant shelters to gain a better understanding of what immigrants are experiencing when they cross the border.

Douglas Ward – Employee Spotlight

Douglas Ward Employee Spotlight

Douglas Ward – Teacher at Casa Esperanza in Brownsville, Texas. Before I started working at Southwest Key, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but I have always enjoyed working […]

From School Suspension to Straight A’s

Vicky youth justice spotlight

Vicky became a mentee in the Youth Justice program at 16 years old after having problems in school and following a negative path. She was struggling academically, had a high […]