Greenleaf Scholars

The following Greenleaf Gardens Extension residents began their first year of college in this August. Donja Wilkinson graduated from Dunbar Senior High School, where she competed on her school’s track and field team. She is currently attending Georgia State University with plans to study pre-dentistry to become an orthodontist. Wilkinson excelled in her advanced placement classes […]

Amidon-Bowen Welcomes New Spanish Teacher

Amidon-Bowen has welcomed a new Spanish teacher, Leonimel Martelo. Mr. Martelo is from Colombia and moved to Washington, DC, to “make a great contribution to children’s education by motivating them to learn a foreign language.” He holds a bachelor’s degree in teaching with a focus on language and literature from a renowned university in Colombia. […]

21 Southwest Students Awarded College Scholarships

On Sunday, July 9, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Education and Scholarship Task Force (SWNA ESTF) awarded 21 Southwest youth with college scholarships. The event, “Celebrating 43 Years of Awarding College Scholarships,” with the theme “planning forward for the future” was held at Westminster Church. In her opening remarks, Kirstin L. Jones, mistress of ceremonies and […]

SWNA Education Task Force Scholarship Award Recipient Spotlight

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force (ESTF) is pleased to spotlight three-time SWNA-ESTF scholarship award recipient Gary T. Hill. Gary is the youngest of four children born to Gary and Lureva Hill, and has been a Southwest resident his entire 21 years of life at The Commons of Town Square. His […]

A Shining Example of SWNA Scholarship Benefits

Tsahai Pettiford is in her final year of a five-year program studying for a bachelor of architecture degree at Philadelphia University in Pennsylvania. She has received two scholarships from the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA). Because the scholarships were able to provide her family and her with some financial relief, she expresses lots of appreciation for […]