Breast Cancer Fund August Meeting Preview

By Southwester Staff Join the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) August support group meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m., via Zoom and Facebook live.  The TDJBCF will celebrate Black Philanthropy Month for the third consecutive year and feature guest speaker and SW resident Jan Adams, president and CEO of JMA Solutions […]

Back to School Fundraiser Supporting Black and Brown Students Continues through September

By Southwester Staff Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA) kicked off its second annual Back to School Bash fundraiser ( in July aimed at providing critical support like digital devices, school supplies, and other enrichment programming to Black and Brown students in the District. Students and families faced immense challenges during the 2020-21 school […]

Critical Exposure: Teaching Youth to Use Photography for Social Change

By Gabriele Strauch The Southwest Neighborhood Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF), in partnership with Critical Exposure (CE), is offering an exciting photography and storytelling program for Southwest youth, ages 14-16. The mission of CE is “to train DC youth to harness the power of photography and their own voices to fight for educational equity […]