Southwest Neighborhood Association Congratulates Scholarship Winners on College Graduation

By Una Yarsky, former SWNA Scholar  This year, the Southwest Neighborhood Association (SWNA) congratulates five college graduates who received the SWNA scholarship award. This scholarship encourages Southwest students to reach their fullest potential during their time at university and will award scholarships throughout their years of study. The graduates for the 2022 school year are: […]

Student Poetry from Richard Wright Public Charter School

By Asia Thomas, 11th Grade  Ms. Lindsey Laster, MAT, Instructor and Poetry Club Sponsor Self-discovery noun self-dis·​cov·​ery | \ ˌself-di-ˈskə-v(ə-)rē  \ Definition of self-discovery A state of vulnerability where you realize your true self and the unique characteristics you have. A cast-off of old behaviors and the old ‘you’ to experience a new self. In […]

Young Readers: Fan Fiction Gives Familiar Characters A Second Life

By Kitty Felde Ever wonder why networks keep rebooting old TV shows? There’s a special place in our hearts for characters we wish we could spend time with again and again. But what happens when we run out of episodes?  Fan fiction. These are original stories by writers who “borrow” the characters of books, movies, […]

Breast Cancer Support Group Hosts Guests from Local Universities

By Southwester Staff The May meeting of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) Support Group welcomed Dr. Julie E. Bauman, newly appointed Director of the George Washington University Cancer Center, who spoke virtually from Arizona. Delivering a thought-provoking presentation which included personal stories, Bauman acknowledged that her career was shaped by her parents […]

Southwest Resident Takes On New Role Supporting People With Disabilities

By Southwester Staff The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation recently announced the appointment of Southwest DC resident Regina Blye as the first Chief Program and Policy Officer of its National Paralysis Resource Center. In the new role, Blye will provide leadership and oversight of programs that include outreach to local residents about resources, engagement opportunities, […]

Meet SWBID Heroine and Operations Administrator Idania Arteaga 

By Southwest Business Improvement District Staff Southwest DC is “the place to be” and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) is a big part of that reputation.  We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work, and visit. What started […]

Kristen Hayes-Campbell Exhibits at Southwest Freedom Festival

by Vyllorya Evans The Remember the Pearl Group is excited to invite you to the Southwest Freedom Festival, featuring special guest Kristen Hayes-Campbell, on Saturday, April 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Westminster Church, located at 400 I Street SW. You may also call 202.484.7700 to schedule a viewing April 8-30.   Kristen is […]