Southwest Key Programs Awarded National Council of La Raza 2013 Affiliate of the Year

Posted September 2, 2013, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

South­west Key Pro­grams has been award­ed the Nation­al Coun­cil of La Raza (NCLR) Affil­i­ate of the Year Award – the high­est hon­or bestowed on an NCLR affil­i­ate for its exem­plary work in empow­er­ing the Lati­no com­mu­ni­ty and advanc­ing the mis­sion of NCLR. Award spon­sor Ford Motor Com­pa­ny Fund pre­sent­ed South­west Key with a $25,000 check in recog­ni­tion of the hon­or on July 23 at the 2013 NCLR Annu­al Con­fer­ence. In his accep­tance remarks, El Presidente/​CEO of South­west Key Pro­grams, Juan Sanchez said it is heart­warm­ing and grat­i­fy­ing to receive NCLR’s Affil­i­ate of the Year Award, and espe­cial­ly hum­bling know­ing that there are so many wor­thy affil­i­ates through­out the coun­try doing great work for our Lati­no communities.”

South­west Key Pro­grams is a nation­al non­prof­it pro­vid­ing trans­for­ma­tive edu­ca­tion, inno­v­a­tive safe shel­ters and alter­na­tives to incar­cer­a­tion for more than 6,000 youth each day, while cre­at­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for their fam­i­lies to become self-suf­fi­cient. The orga­ni­za­tion has played a vital role in Casey’s JDAI net­work for the past two decades as a part­ner and tech­ni­cal assis­tance provider. They received the Glo­ria B. Jenk­ins award for active­ly pro­mot­ing juve­nile jus­tice reforms to divert thou­sands of youth from pris­ons, jails and insti­tu­tions, enabling them to stay at home with their fam­i­lies and out of trouble.

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