SWNA Emergency Preparedness Task Force Seeks Volunteers

Neighbors interested in serving as a Vice-Chair of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Emergency Preparedness Task Force, known as “Southwest Strong!” please contact Ben Curran at benimon at hotmail.com  The term would be for one year with the option to extend longer.  Southwest Strong! works with other organizations to promote disaster […]

Community Raises Funds for Family of Mother Killed in December Shooting

The Harris family. Courtesy of GoFundMe By Southwester Staff On December 21, 2023, a drive-by shooting outside the Friendly Food Market on Half Street SW and O Street SW killed two people, including local resident Patricia Harris. Harris’ three children, ages 14, 8 and 4, attended neighborhood schools, including Van Ness […]

Where Are They Now: Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Education and and Scholarship Task Force Catches Up with Multi-Year Winner Sergio Rozelle

by Wilma Goldstein The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force (ESTF) has supported young people in the Southwest DC community for more than 45 years. All together, more than 530 scholarships totaling $444,000 have been awarded to 230 young people who have gone on to great educational, […]

Winter Warmth from Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid

By Katrina Avila The enduring mission of Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA) remains steadfast: to provide resources to Black and Brown youth and families across DC that others may already possess. Whether it involves offering after-school enrichment and tutoring programs or essential support, SYC/W6MA plays a pivotal role […]

SWNA Task Force Co-Chair Regina Blye to Step Down

By Southwester Staff The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) and its Emergency Preparedness Task Force, commonly known as Southwest Strong! is known for working to build a disaster resilient community. Task Force Co-Chair Regina Blye is stepping back after dedicated service.  Blye is a dynamic advocate committed to high-impact systems change. […]

Opinion Editorial: Southwest Town Center Parks Are Not Fit for Purpose

By Southwest DC Action  On November 30, 2023, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the DC Department of General Services (DGS) held a town hall at the Southwest Library to discuss a proposed redesign of the Southwest Town Center Parks.  Developers shared that the Southwest Town Center […]