Staycation: Area Code, Southwest

By Deborah Sherwood Working from home has its perks.  Daily commutes in rush hour traffic have evolved into trudging from the bedroom to a laptop on the kitchen table next to the box of Frosted Flakes, shoved out of webcam view.  Whacking the snooze button has become a morning exercise.  Showers are optional and leisurely, […]

Ice Cream Jubilee’s Signs of Hope

By Una Yarsky During these past months, businesses have worked hard to increase a feeling of community in Southwest while remaining afloat during this economic slump. One such business is Ice Cream Jubilee, a local ice cream shop that focuses on “authentic flavors,” according to their website. Since early on in the quarantine, Jubilee organized […]

JMA Solutions Gives Back During COVID-19

By Iman Brown and Jonathan Clark Founded on the mission of giving back, local Southwest (SW) D.C.- based government contractor, JMA Solutions, continues to step up to serve the SW community and its surrounding areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the initial phases of the stay-at-home order, JMA has donated food and provided monetary funds […]

College Bound Executive Director to Host 2020 SWNA Scholarship Ceremony

By Vyllorya Evans  When planning their 46th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony live stream event, “Supporting Education, Building Community,” SWNA’s Education and Scholarship Task Force (ESTF) welcomed the opportunity to have Kenneth Ward, Executive Director of College Bound, as host. Mr. Ward is a long time Southwest resident, life-long educator, and youth advocate. His accomplishments and […]