Southwest Key Programs Social Enterprise Complex

Based in Austin, Southwest Key Programs is a national nonprofit organization providing education, shelter, and alternatives to incarceration to over 200,000 youth and their families on an annual basis.  To create jobs for its residents while generating revenues to support its programming, Southwest Key operates several small social enterprise businesses including Cafe del Sol (a Mexican café), The Blooming Florist, Southwest Key Green Energy & Construction, Southwest Key Maintenance, and Southwest Key Workforce Development.  The enterprises are all co-located with the nonprofit’s other workforce development initiatives at Southwest Key’s Social Enterprise Complex, which supports around 100 jobs and was the first complex of its kind in the country when completed in 2011.

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