March Madness for Southwest Key’s Unaccompanied Minors Programs

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Community Empowerment, Events, Fundraising, Immigration, Southwest Key, Uncategorized | 0 comments

March 2014 was a busy month for Southwest Key’s Unaccompanied Minors Programs across the nation. Casa Franklin, located in El Paso, TX,...

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James Marrufo’s Chance Encounter Inspires His Work

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Immigration, Southwest Key | 3 comments

The following story was submitted by James Marrufo, Southwest Key Programs Human Resource Generalist, Southwest Region...

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Southwest Key Case Manager Wins Mayor

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Community Empowerment, Events, Immigration, Southwest Key | 0 comments

Jesus Ruiz is not only a case manager at Southwest Key Casita del Valle, he is also a 25-year-old mayor of Socorro, Texas a small town...

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Southwest Key Clinician Finds Inspiration In Clients

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Community Empowerment, Cultural Arts, Education, Immigration | 9 comments

“At an early age, I experienced some injustice within the mental health care system. I felt the need to grow up, become a professional...

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Casa Rio Grande Raised $2,000 for East Austin College Prep

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Community Empowerment, Cultural Arts, Events, Fundraising, Immigration, Southwest Key | 1 comment

SAN BENITO, TEXAS  – When newly-hired Rio Grande Southwest Key staff went through the rigorous two-week employee training back in...

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Juan Across America Tour Closes 2013 In Houston

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Community Empowerment, Cultural Arts, Education, Events, Immigration, Southwest Key | 0 comments

Felipe Licea participating in a balloon exercise. With “YMCA” blasting in the background, Southwest Key staff members in Houston,...

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2013 Southwest Key Employee Awards

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Awards, Community Empowerment, Cultural Arts, East Austin, Education, Events, Immigration, Juvenile Justice, Southwest Key | 0 comments

Connie Gooding was awarded the Southwest Key Angel Award during our 2013 Holiday Banquet. Southwest Key Programs held their annual...

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Casa Conroe Band Rocks Juan Across America

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Community Empowerment, Cultural Arts, Education, Events, Immigration, Southwest Key | 0 comments

  The sounds of “Oye Como Va” rang throughout the facility of Casa Conroe. Staff and clients sang and danced as they welcomed Dr....

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Understanding Cultures and Colors

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Community Empowerment, Cultural Arts, Education, Events, Immigration, Southwest Key | 2 comments

On August 23, 2013, Seby Sebastian, Program Director at Southwest Key’s Pleasant Hill program in California, facilitated a workshop...

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Southwest Key Clients and Staff Celebrate Indian Independence Day

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Community Empowerment, Cultural Arts, Education, Immigration, Southwest Key | 0 comments

Clients celebrated Indian Independence Day by performing traditional dances. Clients and staff from Southwest Key’s Unaccompanied...

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Having a Quinceañera at 17

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Community Empowerment, Cultural Arts, Events, Immigration, Southwest Key | 0 comments

Ms. Yuri, 17 years old from El Salvador, did not have a Quinceañera of her own when she turned 15. After participating in the first...

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Drama Program Allows Immigrant Youth To Confront Traumatic Past

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Children's Promise, Community Empowerment, Cultural Arts, Immigration, Southwest Key | 4 comments

  “I remember being cold. I remember what it feels like to be shut out,” says Caleb Winebrenner, quoting the monologue of a...

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25th Anniversary Tour Visits Southwest Key Shelters In Phoenix

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Events, Immigration, Southwest Key | 0 comments

2013 marks the 25th Anniversary of Southwest Key Programs. Founded in December of 1987 by Dr. Juan J. Sánchez, the non-profit was created...

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KVUE & Univision Capture First Texas Latino Advocacy Day

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Education, Immigration, Southwest Key, Video | 0 comments

AUSTIN, TX. Feb 5, 2013 — Latinos from across the state gathered on Tuesday for the first ever Texas Latino Advocacy Day to meet with...

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Holiday Hat Miracle From Houston’s Southwest Key

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Community Empowerment, Immigration, Southwest Key, Volunteering | 5 comments

Beanies knit by kids at the Immigrant Youth Shelter It all started with a comment in class from one of Paula Carrasco’s...

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