Final Improvements Underway at 3rd & I Street Park

By Felicia Couts, 25-year Resident of Southwest, Park Partner Project Manager Just before Christmas 2020, construction fencing was erected at the 3rd & I Street Park to complete Phase II improvements to the park. Thanks to Councilmember Charles Allen, the additional $500,000 in funding needed to complete Phase II was budgeted in 2018 and the […]

Leaving A Lasting Impression: Viola Ethel Moore

By Southwester Staff On the morning of Dec. 19, 2020, Washington, DC, our Southwest neighborhood lost a friend, neighbor, volunteer, and a true servant to our city. For more than 20 years, Viola Ethel Moore lived in Southwest at the Carrollsburg Condominiums, and later at Tiber Island Cooperative Homes. She worked part-time and volunteered for […]

SWNA to Honor Media Arts and Scholarship at Annual Black History Program

By Southwester Staff  The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly History Task Force (SWNA HTF) cordially invites you to our 2021 Virtual Annual Black History Program on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., via Zoom. The 2021 Black History theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.”   Established by the Association for the Study of African American […]

Op-Ed: Participate in the SW Community Survey Today!

By Southwest DC Action As members in our community, we have become deeply concerned by the rate of inequitable change in the Southwest-Waterfront neighborhood. Rampant redevelopment in today’s Southwest is reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s, when 90% of Southwest was demolished. The subsequent rebuilding displaced many, including thousands of longtime African American families in […]