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 […]

Do You Really Know The SWBID?

Most Southwest residents and visitors recognize the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) by the “men and women in blue” you see around the neighborhood. They make up the team that sweeps the curbs, removes trash, plants new trees, adds new neighborhood planters, and works daily to keep our community clean and safe. While clean and […]

Chimney Swift Tower Installed at King Greenleaf

The Earth Conservation Corps (EEC) has installed a chimney swift tower at King Greenleaf Recreation Center. EEC decided to build these chimney swift towers because the group has always been committed to the preservation of vulnerable populations in our ecosystem. Many of EEC’s programs have historically been centered around migratory birds, such as ospreys and […]

How One SWBID Team Member Inspired a Homeless Outreach Plan

Every day, Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) employee Jerome “Oatmeal” McRae talks to the people who live on the street in Southwest DC. Oatmeal makes a point to ask them whether they are hungry, whether they need anything, and how they’re feeling. He listens and offers help when he can. “He has a gift,” says Andre […]