At Southwest Airlines, we’re celebrating our cultural, heritage, and pride months this year by focusing on the diverse partnerships and programs that help accelerate social, environmental, and economic advancement in our communities.
This Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re honored to highlight Hispanic and Latino-focused organizations and partners that are helping shape and make a positive impact in their communities.
For more than a decade, Southwest Airlines has been the “Official Airline of the TELACU Education Foundation” and has enabled both Scholars and Staff to take advantage of invaluable opportunities to which they would not otherwise have access. Scholars use Southwest Airlines roundtrip e-passes to tour college campuses and to travel to and from prestigious out-of-state universities. Staff also utilize e-passes to attend important conferences and training sessions and meet with prospective partners across the nation and beyond.
Group of students from the Cesar Chavez Club visiting Washington, D.C.
Southwest Airlines has been a core supporter and partner of the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs for many years. Every Spring, a group of middle and high school “Chavistas” make a trip to Washington, D.C. to learn firsthand about our nation’s history. For most of the Chavistas, this is their first time on a plane trip, made possible by roundtrip travel donated by Southwest Airlines.
Southwest Airlines supports the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT), a nonprofit statewide organization established in 1986, whose purpose is to promote the advancement of women in public, corporate and civic life through education, personal and professional development. Since its inception, members continue to establish programs designed to cultivate the interests of Hispanic women. Through networking and professional development, members help each other reach goals, promote businesses, and contribute support and resources to elevate the Hispanic community.
The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA) is a vibrant, 25-year-old music and arts nonprofit organization that develops culturally enriching and transforming programs, performances, exhibitions, and events inspiring 30,000 people annually while encouraging future generations to grow appreciation for Puerto Rican heritage and culture. Southwest Airlines supports the PRAA in their mission to provide music education programs to school-age children from the Chicago Public Schools and create a safe space to gather within the community.
These organizations are just a few of the community partners we support during Hispanic Heritage Month and throughout the year. Share in the comments how you give back and put your Heart in action!