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Our Vision

SWAN is a recognized community leader in creating opportunities for:

  • Economic development 

  • Excellence in education 

  • Positive youth development 

  • Safe streets

  • Well-maintained residences and businesses 

  • Consistent, comprehensive communication ​


SWAN capitalizes on the assets of the campus and its sector neighborhoods and visualizes that its residents are healthy, active partners in their own future and in the revitalization of their community.​


SWAN's programs and activities throughout the South West are a part of an efficient, integrated service network, easy to access and responsive to changing needs.


The organization is one wheel in a configuration of interlocking wheels whose purpose is to continuously improve the quality of life in the South West.

SWAN has a formal organizational structure united with racial/ethnic diversity at all levels of sustainability.

SWAN's Guiding Principles and Values Include:

  • Remaining grassroots

  • Staying in touch with community and its people 

  • Promoting self-governance in all programs and activities 

  • Viewing the neighborhood in terms of its assets, as a campus encouraging civic mindedness as well as individual responsibility 

  • Meeting the customer on his/her own terms

  • Fostering interdependence or team approach to problem solving 

  • Supporting a primary prevention focus in youth/family programming

Our Goals

Spread empathy
through education

Help families

stay together

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