Shakespeare Forum Draws Strong Community Participation

On July 28, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) hosted a forum about 501 Eye Street SW. This vacant site, once the home of several enrichment organizations, has become a focus of divergent visions for Southwest. One would seek to retain the quiet, residential charm Southwesters have grown to love; the other would move Southwest toward […]

SWNA Fact Sheet

ONGOING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OUR RESPONSE Lansburgh Park: vacant, abandoned, crime-ridden, inoperable facilities SWNA organized a community visioning charrette, lobbied DC to build tennis courts, and sponsored groups who’ve worked with us to fund, build and operate a community garden and dog park. We also organize and support events such as movie nights, tree planting, […]

Mandarin Oriental Plans Fourth Annual Fundraiser

Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC will take to the streets for the fourth consecutive year to sponsor its FANtastic March, a 5K fundraiser event, on Sept. 7.  The funds raised by Mandarin Oriental colleagues will be used to purchase “newborn kits” for Unity Health Care, Inc., and families in need in Southwest DC. “Supporting our community and […]

Who We Are: Coy McKinney

In our newest recurring article we look at our diverse workforce who have been living in the neighborhood for a while and delve into who they are, what they do, and how living here helps them to do what they do. (Left to right: Coy McKinney, Michael Koliner, Pam Daley) Name: Coy McKinney Occupation: Urban farmer at […]