D.C. Cooperatives Mark 100th Anniversary

By Southwester Staff The year 2020 marks the centennial of D.C.’s first housing cooperatives, commonly referred to as “co-ops.” Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a proclamation congratulating the housing cooperatives in D.C. “…for their tremendous contributions to our world-class and culturally diverse city.” One of the lesser-known stories of the city is the success of co-op […]

Civic Group Celebrates Breast Cancer Survivors and Advocates

By Raihanata Barry and Thelma D. Jones On Nov. 20, 2019, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) hosted its Annual Thanksgiving Celebration at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in SW, focusing on the topic of “Breast Cancer Survivors with Disabilities.” Mamie W. Mallory, TDJBCF Board Chair, welcomed celebrants and provided context to the discussion […]

Meet SWBID Ambassador Charleen Smith

By Donna Purchase Southwest DC is “the place to be.” We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work, visit, and enjoy. Charleen Smith came to SWBID two years ago through Project Empowerment. Project Empowerment, an initiative of the DC […]

Boot Camp with Jenny Kicks Off 2020 Classes

By Southwester Staff Southwest resident Jenny Harper is about to launch her 2020 outdoor boot camps in Navy Yard. From March through December, Harper holds three-week sessions that meet three days a week from 6:15 a.m.-7:15 a.m. The classes focus on both cardio and strength to provide a full-body comprehensive workout, and are designed to […]