Meet SWBID Ambassador Charleen Smith

By Donna Purchase Southwest DC is “the place to be.” We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work, visit, and enjoy. Charleen Smith came to SWBID two years ago through Project Empowerment. Project Empowerment, an initiative of the DC […]

Boot Camp with Jenny Kicks Off 2020 Classes

By Southwester Staff Southwest resident Jenny Harper is about to launch her 2020 outdoor boot camps in Navy Yard. From March through December, Harper holds three-week sessions that meet three days a week from 6:15 a.m.-7:15 a.m. The classes focus on both cardio and strength to provide a full-body comprehensive workout, and are designed to […]

Annual Black History Community Meeting

ByRyan Pierce, Chair, SWNA History Task Force This year’s meeting promises to provide an educational and inspiring experience looking at the important stories and contributions of neighborhood residents. Arranged by Thelma Jones of the Black History Sub-committee, this meeting will feature Mr. Craig Syphax, descendant of the prominent Southwest family, and Mr. Benjamin Sands, a […]

BroadFutures Partners with the Wharf for Workforce Development

By Southwester Staff On Saturday, Nov. 16, Elinor Bacon, Partner at Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, accepted the BroadFutures Champion Award on behalf of The Wharf for The Wharf’s support of BroadFutures’ mission and the vision of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Cameron Jackson, the BroadFutures Intern who presented the award to Bacon, explained that he was personally […]