Southwest Youth Succeed with Task Force Geared Towards Computer Literacy

By Derek Tawiah Recently, I had the privilege of emceeing the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA-YATF’s) Computers-for-Kids (CFK) computer training program graduation. CFK occurs in the fall, spring, and summer months in partnership with the James Creek Resident Council, 100 N St. SW, under the leadership of Christine Spencer, Resident Council President.  […]

Amidon-Bowen Tutor of the Month: Shavonne Johnson

By Ava Millstone Last year, in partnership with Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Education and Scholarship Task Force, Community Scholar started a tutoring program at Amidon-Bowen. School administrators, students, and parents have praised the program and are excited for the program to launch and expand in year two.  Amidon-Bowen students significantly improved on the PARCC Math test […]

DC Mentoring and Achievement Program

By LeRoy Potts The D.C. Mentoring and Achievement Program (D.C. MAAP), a local not-for-profit, focused on assisting D.C. residents, particularly Southwest residents, find jobs in the hospitality, entertainment, and service sectors, will hold a listening session with job seekers to learn about challenges to finding employment.   A volunteer-run organization, D.C. MAAP opened its doors back […]