Charles Allen Announces “Books from Birth” Initiative

DC Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen held a press conference Jan. 16 at the Southwest Public Library to announce the upcoming introduction of his bill to create a new early literacy initiative in partnership with DC Public Libraries. “Books from Birth” will mail a book to each child in the District every month from birth […]

ANC Commissioners Sworn In

Please enjoy these photos from the swearing-in of ANC commissioners on Friday, Jan. 2. Photos courtesy of Perry Klein. (photo caption: The two new commissioners of ANC 6D, Meredith Fascett (L) and Marjorie Lightman (R). Commissioner Fascett represents 6D07, the Navy Yard-Ballpark area of Southeast. Marjorie Lightman represents 6D01, the area west of 4th St. and […]

Student from Southwest Receives Academic Honors

(photo caption: Arthur T. Jones II) Arthur T. Jones II is a 2013 graduate of St Albans School in Northwest DC and a sophomore at Indiana University. He was selected by the Big Ten athletic conference for academic honors as a member of the Indiana University football team. Arthur has been active in the DC […]

Neighborhood Three-Year-Olds Guaranteed a Seat at Neighborhood Schools as Part of Pilot Program

DC families face an abundance of options when it comes to choosing a school for their children. This year, new school boundaries and a pilot program affecting three-year-olds in Southwest and Navy Yard mean that changes may apply to families interested in sending their children to the neighborhood public school. Under Mayor Vincent Gray, school […]

Know Your Neighborhood: 3D Printing

(photo caption: A few of the items that Editor-in-Chief Shannon Vaughn has had printed include an iPhone case, a grocery bag holder, and chopsticks.) “Hey, you’re already paying for it, so why would you go pay hundreds of dollars?” George asked me. In the past couple of years, 3D printing has taken off as costs of home […]

Closing the Opportunity Gap for DC’s Youth

  (photo caption: Mr. Howard mentors two children.) President Obama recently issued a call to action that said, “In a nation of limitless possibility, every child deserves the chance to unlock his or her potential.” Higher Achievement’s afterschool and summer program focuses on exactly that. Their mission for the last 40 years has been to […]