Reading Is Fundamental Celebrates 50 Years of Inspiring Children to Read

Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy organization, celebrated its 50th anniversary of inspiring children to read, learn, and grow by hosting a virtual birthday party at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Washington, DC. Award-winning singer and actress Jordin Sparks; passionate advocate, actor, and musician Tray Chaney; and notable children’s author Tara Lazar joined […]

SWNA Computer-for-Kids Classes Held Over the Summer

Photo by Perry Klein. This summer, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF) conducted a Computer Training Program for Kids at the James Creek Resident Council computer center from July 26 to Aug. 11.  The nearly four-week training program provided basic computer training that included hardware, software, keyboarding, internet overview, and a […]

Computer-for-Kids Computer Training Program Graduation Ceremony

Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. On Saturday, April 23, five Southwest youth were honored with a graduation ceremony for completing the Computer-for-Kids computer training program. This ceremony was memorable for many reasons, but most notable is that the number of students graduating from the program exceeded the 100 mark for the first time since its […]