Community and MPD Partner to Create Summer Programming for Kids

By Saadia Athias, CAC Community Safety Partner Over the course of the summer, the First District Citizens Advisory Council, community members, and MPD worked together to bring “Drop in for Safety” events to our community youth, giving them the opportunity to participate in plenty of fun, healthy, and educational activities.  The outdoor activities were held […]

Eisenhower Memorial Finally Opens to the Public

By Southwester Staff On September 18, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial on Independence Avenue SW opened to the public, a project that took two decades to complete.  The night before, on Sept. 17, speakers at the dedication ceremony included former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS), and Frank Gehry, the Memorial’s […]

First-ever Virtual Scholarship Ceremony is a Scholarly Success

By Audrey Hinton, SWNA Education and Scholarship Task Force Member On Sunday, Aug. 2, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Education and Scholarship Task Force (SWNA ESTF) held its 46th Annual Scholarship Awards Program and awarded $40,500 in scholarships.  Nearly 150 viewers joined the pre-recorded virtual event, “Supporting Education – Building Community,” as 24 Southwest students shared […]

Breast Cancer Support Group Continues Successful Virtual Meetings

By The Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) support group’s celebration of Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) on Wednesday, Aug. 19, was nothing short of excellent. The event kicked off with an opening from Founder Thelma D. Jones, and was sponsored by Black Benefactors, a giving circle in the metropolitan area. Jones […]