Southwest Key Program, Inc.

Rating: 4.33 stars   6 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Education, Human Services, Immigration


3000 S Ih-35 Austin TX 78704 USA


The mission of Southwest Key Program, Inc. is to advocate for children worldwide, and to impact children, youth and families by empowering them to succeed. Southwest Key was founded out of a belief that troubled children do not fare well in institutions, and are helped much more significantly by community-based organizations that work with entire families and community support systems.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Southwest Key is a dynamic national organization that isn't afraid to get creative and try new things. I had the privilege to be a graduate intern there in 2010 and get involved with everything from strategic planning to job coaching program design to creating anger management activities for middle schoolers in their charter school.

I love what they're doing with cultural arts and prevention in general. I've stayed on there in 2011 as a volunteer with one of my favorite pilot programs -- a hip hop and creative writing program that counts as community service hours for teens on probation. Amazing staff, good stuff, enough said!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen teens change from sullen and shy to lively performers who didn't know they had a knack for writing, and didn't know an audience would listen to what they had to say.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the cultural arts programming to raise up communities so that they avoid poverty, probation and prison!

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