Local Civics Group Funded as Key Partner in Lombardi Center Breast Equity Grant

By Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) was recently funded as a key community partner on the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center-led collaborative Breast Health Equity Grant. The two-year project, funded by Pfizer Global Medical Grants and overseen by the American Cancer Society, will address breast cancer disparities in the District […]

In Loving of Memory Bessie Lee “Blossom” Athey

4/23/1920 – 3/9/2020 By Rev. Brian Hamilton On the morning of March 9, Bessie Lee “Blossom” Athey passed away just short of her 100th birthday, and the Southwest Community lost one of its great citizens. Blossom was an extraordinarily community-minded person who participated in Southwest organizations for the 50 years she lived in the neighborhood.  […]

Updates from the Park Service and the Friends of Titanic Memorial Board

By Corinne Irwin, Chair Spring Activities In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the District of Columbia, and the National Park Service, we are making major changes to our Spring activities.   Titanic Day of Service Our second annual Titanic Day of Service is cancelled. We will schedule work parties again once social […]

Supporting Neighbors with Meal Delivery in a Time of Need

The SWBID removes barriers by meeting kids where they are for meal delivery By Southwester Staff Washington, D.C. – Starting this week, the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) began picking up 200 meals daily from the District’s Jefferson Middle School meal site and delivering them directly to the Resident Councils at James Creek, Greenleaf, and […]