Faith Series:  St. Dominic Parish a Southwest Stalwart for Nearly 150 Years

By Georgine Wallace  Established in 1852, the parish of St. Dominic has graced its current location at 630 E Street SW since its opening on June 13, 1875. The church exterior resembled the present day, however, the original interior was destroyed by a fire in March 1885. Both Protestant and Catholic residents raised funds to […]

Southwest Neighborhood Association Congratulates Scholarship Winners on College Graduation

By Una Yarsky, former SWNA Scholar  This year, the Southwest Neighborhood Association (SWNA) congratulates five college graduates who received the SWNA scholarship award. This scholarship encourages Southwest students to reach their fullest potential during their time at university and will award scholarships throughout their years of study. The graduates for the 2022 school year are: […]

Serve Your City/ Ward 6 Mutual Aid Opportunities and Events

By Regina Mazur  Keeping our community safe has been a long-standing priority of Serve Your City/ Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA). They have been putting a continuous effort into providing our neighbors with food and supplies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A partnership between the Christ United Methodist Church and the Southwest Pod of SYC/W6MA as […]

National Native American Veterans Memorial to be Dedicated Nov. 11

By Southwester Staff This Veterans’ Day, a new memorial to honor Native veterans will be dedicated on the grounds of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.  The National Native American Veterans Memorial was commissioned by Congress to honor the service of Native Americans in every major military conflict in the U.S. since the […]

Breast Cancer Support Group Hosts Guests from Local Universities

By Southwester Staff The May meeting of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) Support Group welcomed Dr. Julie E. Bauman, newly appointed Director of the George Washington University Cancer Center, who spoke virtually from Arizona. Delivering a thought-provoking presentation which included personal stories, Bauman acknowledged that her career was shaped by her parents […]

Scholarship Opportunity for High School Students

Local company FiscalNote has partnered with Girls in Tech and the Wendy Martinez Legacy Project Foundation to provide a $20,000 coding scholarship to a Washington, DC high school student identifying as female. The student can use the scholarship to attend an in-person or virtual STEM/coding camp.The deadline to submit an application is June 10.  To […]