Jefferson Middle School Academy Welcomes New Principal

Last month, DC Public Schools announced that Andre Samuels will be assuming the role as principal at Jefferson Middle School Academy this school year. Principal Samuels has over 16 years of experience as a leadership coach, middle school special education teacher, assistant principal and principal in DC. He began working with DCPS in 2008. Principal […]

Southwest Celebrates Latest Computers-for-Kids Graduates

Graduations are often referred to as commencement ceremonies because they signify the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of the graduates, as well as their families and friends. Seven young people gathered with family and friends at the James Creek Resident Council to celebrate their new beginning as the most recent slate of […]

Southwest Soirée Raises More Than $20,000 for Amidon-Bowen

Photo caption: Southwest Soiree VIPs (left to right): Commissioner Gail Fast (ANC 6D01), Superintendent Shawn Stover (DC Public Schools), Pastor Monica Raines (Christ United Methodist Church), Principal Tamikka Sykes (Amidon-Bowen Elementary School), Commander Morgan Kane (First District), Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), PTA Co-Presidents Rose Shelton and Allison Harvey, Bruce DarConte (CEO, NSC-Partners), Bruce Levine (president, […]

Congratulations to The SWNA 2018 College Graduates

Through the Education and Scholarship Task Force (ESTF), the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) has provided scholarships to more than 200 deserving students for the past 43 years. Scholarships were awarded to 21 students this year and two of them graduated from their respective universities with honors in May. The overwhelming support from the community made […]

SWNA YATF Visits African American Civil War Memorial and Museum

Photo credit: Thelma D. Jones Photo credit: Jamal Jones A group of 20 brave soldiers (12 children and eight adults) representing the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF) valiantly fought the high winds and visited the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum (AACWM) on Saturday, March 3. The long-overdue visit was prompted […]