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.

Daniel Cardoso – Employee Spotlight

Daniel Cordoso Employee Spotlight

Daniel Simon Cardoso – Feria Youth Care Worker.  Southwest Key staff do everything in their power to help the children feel safe and at home while they are in the […]

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 […]

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 […]