Emergency Preparedness Focus Groups—Feedback from the Community

On April 11 and 12, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Emergency Preparedness Task Force, in partnership with graduate students from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health, held two separate discussion groups at the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) office on emergency preparedness. We invited participants from across Southwest DC to talk about what […]

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, […]

SWNA Youth and Education Forum

The event held on May 21 at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church was led by mistress of ceremonies and chair of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) Thelma D. Jones. It focused on the accomplishments of area youth and the work of our school system to improve their education and lives. The […]

June 19 Primary—Nominating the Status Quo

DC residents went to the polls for the June Democratic Primary, voicing their support for the path that the District is currently on by overwhelmingly nominating the incumbents for the November General Election. In Ward 6, Councilmember Charles Allen also won the nomination on June 19. City-wide race winners include: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who […]

Professional Athlete Surprises Students at Amidon-Bowen Athletic Banquet

Photo caption: JMA Solutions President and CEO Jan Adams welcomes the students. Photo caption: Guest speaker Washington Redskins Cornerback Josh Norman. Amidon-Bowen Elementary School student athletes and their guests got more than they bargained for when they gathered for their annual athletic banquet ceremony on May 31. This year’s program included something extra special. Jan Adams, […]