Greenleaf Scholars

The following Greenleaf Gardens Extension residents began their first year of college in this August. Donja Wilkinson graduated from Dunbar Senior High School, where she competed on her school’s track and field team. She is currently attending Georgia State University with plans to study pre-dentistry to become an orthodontist. Wilkinson excelled in her advanced placement classes […]

IT’S HERE: THE WHARF OPENS

After more than a decade of starts and stops, The Wharf finally arrives. On Oct. 12, the Southwest waterfront will begin a new era bringing the nation’s waterfront on par with other great waterfront cities. As professor Robert Lewis says, “Washington has comparatively little residential, commercial, or cultural structures occupying its shorelines. A few developments, […]

Freer/Sackler Gallery Reopens: an Interview with Curator Carol Huh

As the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery prepare for their joint reopening, we talked with one of our neighbors, Carol Huh. Carol was the first curator of contemporary art at the galleries, which are devoted to Asian art. In the last 10 years, she has been involved with many exhibitions […]

Amidon-Bowen Welcomes New Spanish Teacher

Amidon-Bowen has welcomed a new Spanish teacher, Leonimel Martelo. Mr. Martelo is from Colombia and moved to Washington, DC, to “make a great contribution to children’s education by motivating them to learn a foreign language.” He holds a bachelor’s degree in teaching with a focus on language and literature from a renowned university in Colombia. […]

Westminster to Screen The Good Breast in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In observation of Breast Cancer Month, Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Faith & Film Ministries is partnering with the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund in presenting the documentary The Good Breast, an official selection of the 2016 Bentonville Film Festival. The documentary shares the diverse emotional journeys of four women and their surgeon as they face the challenges […]