Annual Black History Community Meeting

ByRyan Pierce, Chair, SWNA History Task Force This year’s meeting promises to provide an educational and inspiring experience looking at the important stories and contributions of neighborhood residents. Arranged by Thelma Jones of the Black History Sub-committee, this meeting will feature Mr. Craig Syphax, descendant of the prominent Southwest family, and Mr. Benjamin Sands, a […]

BroadFutures Partners with the Wharf for Workforce Development

By Southwester Staff On Saturday, Nov. 16, Elinor Bacon, Partner at Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, accepted the BroadFutures Champion Award on behalf of The Wharf for The Wharf’s support of BroadFutures’ mission and the vision of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Cameron Jackson, the BroadFutures Intern who presented the award to Bacon, explained that he was personally […]

Community Benefits Agreement with D.C. United Reaching New Heights

By Fredrica Kramer Now that the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with DC United Community Benefits has had a full year of implementation, the Near SE/SW Coordinating Council (CBCC) reports that the CBA, which CBCC enforces, is seeing increasing payoffs for the community.  Among the benefits stipulated, the CBA includes the opportunity for local nonprofits to […]