Mission: The mission is opening doors to opportunity, so individuals can achieve their dreams.
Programs: Unaccompanied minors program- serve youth who enter the united states without parents or adult guardians and have been detained by immigration officials. As one of the largest providers of shelter services to unaccompanied minors in the united states, our program encourages the development of personal, social, academic, and vocational skills while the minors await reunification with their families and/or resolution of their legal case. Minors are provided with education, counseling, casework management, recreation, and medical services. Our program honors and respects individual cultures and traditions, as well as offers opportunities for acculturation. These humanitarian services are provided in a nurturing, strength based environment.
the organization operates 68 programs with over 4,155 employees in six states impacting over 6,000 children and families on a daily basis.
Professional with expertise in this field,04/26/2011
I have worked on many projects with this culturally competent organization. They really are invested in the community they are serving and they seek to change the lives of those people in the community. They are doing great things at Southwest Key and I had the oppotunity to intern there during my Masters program. One of my favorite projects was the spoken word and hip hop project. The goal of this project was to improve the relationship between at-risk youth and their family, and law enforcement. Improving this relationship is crucial for our young people and law enforcment to work together rather than be enemies. Southwest Key is making strides in this area.