NSCP Third Annual Teacher Appreciation Event

Near Southeast Community Partners (NSCP) and our partner Nando’s Peri-Peri in Yards Park hosted our third annual Teacher Appreciation Dinner on Feb. 4, 2016. This year, NSCP featured teachers from Amidon-Bowen Elementary (our Adopt-a-School Partner) and Van Ness Elementary, which re-opened this school year. Thirty-five teachers, along with Principal Izabela Miller and Head of School Cynthia […]

A Celebration of 20 Years of Service

Photos courtesy of Perry Klein. Co-pastors Revs. Ruth and Brian Hamilton were honored at Westminster Presbyterian Church with a weekend of celebratory events with the theme of “through the years.” The celebration started at Friday Night Jazz. The signature event of the celebration was a brunch and program on Feb. 13 celebrating their first 20 […]

What’s in a Name: A Series on Shakespeare, SEU, and Southwest, Part 3

Photo caption: View of The Bard at 6th and I Streets SW from the Southwest. Author’s Note: This is part three of a series on the redevelopment of the old Southeastern University site in Southwest. These articles will serve to provide information for the greater community, and not to take a side on the development debate. This […]

Councilman Allen’s Books from Birth Program Launches

Fourteen months ago the Southwest Neighborhood Library was honored to be the location of Councilman Allen’s announcement of his intent to introduce legislation to create a new early childhood literacy program, Books from Birth. On Thursday, Feb. 4, his vision became reality. The program was launched at the Children’s National Medical Center with Mayor Muriel […]

Amidon Boys Are Track & Field Champions; Girls are Runner-up

Photo caption: Amidon-Bowen boys hoist the 2016 DCIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship Trophy. Photo caption: Amidon-Bowen girls finish second in the city. Photo caption:Boys 55-meter hurdle is contested by two Amidon-Bowen boys (in orange). Photo caption: The start of the 1,600-meter run is a crowded affair. Amidon-Bowen boys nearly swept the event with first, second, and fourth place finishes. […]