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 […]

Amidon-Bowen Parents Tell Mayor and Chancellor: Stop Shortchanging Our Children

On March 8, parents at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School launched a campaign to lobby Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Public Schools (DCPS) Interim Chancellor Amanda Alexander to provide additional funding to our Southwest neighborhood elementary school. Parents identified two main sources of these problems. First, Bowser’s 2018–19 budget did not provide enough funds to the school […]

SWNA Computer-for-Kids and Mayor Barry’s Summer Youth Employment Program Graduation

Photo caption: Front row (L to R): Diego Haney, Anaiyah Ducan, Azariah Anderson, Dontell Frye. Back row (L to R): Valerie Chase-Robert, Jenelle Leonard, Thelma D. Jones. Photo credit: Perry Klein The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF) has conducted a summer Computer-for-Kids (CFK) computer training program at the James Creek Resident […]

Friends of Southwest Grant Helps Youngest at Amidon-Bowen

Photo caption: Amidon-Bowen students give thanks to the Friends of Southwest DC. Photo caption: Amidon-Bowen students with the Friends of Southwest DC. This past summer, the Friends of Southwest DC (FOS) awarded close to $5,000 to the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School PTA to purchase iPads for early childhood education classrooms. These iPads are now being used by our […]