Pediatric Dental Van Comes to Southwest

“It’s been in the works and driven by the Nationals and MLB,” says Councilmember Charles Allen. “What’s that?” you ask? It’s the new pediatric dental van that you will soon see driving around the neighborhood. The Washington Nationals, the Nationals’ Dream Foundation, and Major League Baseball partnered together to fund the vehicle, which was then […]

June Meeting of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Support Group

Photo caption: Reverend Dr. Beryl E. Dennis Photo caption: Mandi Pratt-Chapman Photo caption: Left to right, standing: Jacque Perry, Sylvia Jackson, Thelma D. Jones, Angela Henderson, and Anthia Peters; Seated, center: Sheri Denksohn-Trott Photo caption: Thelma D. Jones showing off her Nationals apparel. Photo caption: Thelma D. Jones presenting a gift to Mandi Pratt-Chapman. Photo caption: William “Bill” Kaemmer […]

Meet Charlene Porter of the SWBID

Southwest DC is fast becoming the “place to be” in the District. Over the next few months we will spotlight the dedicated staff of the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) who are focused on making our neighborhood a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work, and visit. SWBID Environmental Ambassador Charlene Porter is one of […]

Southwest Sunday Suppers Return

The Southwest Sunday Suppers series returns in August with casual get-togethers for Southwest neighbors to share a meal and enjoy art and conversation. Supported by the Southwest Business Improvement District, the weekly neighborly gatherings are a great opportunity for longtime residents and newer members of the community to meet and break bread on a warm […]

Meet Peron Williams of the SWBID

Southwest DC is fast becoming the “place to be” in the District. Over the next few months we will spotlight the dedicated staff of the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) who are focused on making our neighborhood a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work, and visit. Peron Williams is the SWBID operations manager and […]

Emergency Preparedness Focus Groups—Feedback from the Community

On April 11 and 12, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Emergency Preparedness Task Force, in partnership with graduate students from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health, held two separate discussion groups at the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) office on emergency preparedness. We invited participants from across Southwest DC to talk about what […]

SWNA Youth and Education Forum

The event held on May 21 at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church was led by mistress of ceremonies and chair of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) Thelma D. Jones. It focused on the accomplishments of area youth and the work of our school system to improve their education and lives. The […]