The mission of Southwest Key Program, Inc. is: opening doors to opportunity so individuals can achieve their dreams.
La mision de Southwest Key Programs esta abriendo puertas a la oportunidad para que los individuos pueden alcanzar sus sueños.
Dr. Juan J. Sánchez
6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721 USA
social services, youth, comunity development,economic development, workforce, arts, adult education, job training, education
Children's and Youth Services (P30)
Youth Development Programs (O50)
Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)
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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
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Southwest Key believes that kids are best served when they are at home with their families and in their communities, not locked up in institutions. That’s why we use alternative models for our youth justice work. Male and female youth that are involved in the juvenile court system receive structured, rehabilitative programming that holds them accountable for their actions and motivates them to abstain from delinquent behavior while allowing them to remain at home. And because rehabilitating a kid and dropping them back into a broken system is self-defeating, Southwest Key caseworkers partner with a youth’s family to address every area of that young person’s life. That can even extend to helping mom or dad improve their chances at gainful employment, helping them find childcare for a sibling, or reentering society after spending time in a justice system institution. Safety of the community is of upmost importance, so Southwest Key has developed programs to keep track of the progress our clients are making while holding them accountable for their actions.
Adolescents (13-19 years)
K-12 (5-19 years)
East Austin Children's Promise
East Austin Children's Promise coordinates a pipeline of services in partnership with over 25 organizations in and around East Austin. These services offer holistic support so that, not only the child's needs are met, but the child's parent's, sibling's and community's needs are met, too. In addition to youth services, programs like adult education, free childcare, and nutrition and fitness classes help foster an environment in which children can focus on achievement. With the help of our partners, these programs and services are provided at no cost to the community.
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Unaccompanied Youth Shelters
Southwest Key is one of the largest providers of services to unaccompanied children in the United States. Our programs encourage the development of personal and academic skills while they are in our care. We honor and respect individual cultures and traditions and provide humanitarian services in a nurturing and homelike environment. During their stay, the children in our care receive educational, counseling, legal, and case-management services on site while awaiting the resolution of their legal case. The average stay in our shelters is about a month as arrangements are made to either reunite the youth with relatives living in the United States or back in their home country.
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Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation
Southwest Key Programs, Inc.
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
as of 10/12/2018
Mr. Orlando Martinez
Founder and Senior Partner of Martinez Tjaden, LLP
Chair, La Raza Roundtable
La Casa de Esperanza
Pedro SS Services
Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration
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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?