SWNA Fact Sheet

ONGOING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OUR RESPONSE Lansburgh Park: vacant, abandoned, crime-ridden, inoperable facilities SWNA organized a community visioning charrette, lobbied DC to build tennis courts, and sponsored groups who’ve worked with us to fund, build and operate a community garden and dog park. We also organize and support events such as movie nights, tree planting, […]

D.C. Considers New Boundaries for Public Schools

(photo credit: Felicia Couts) For the first time in over 40 years, Washington, D.C. is planning a major policy overhaul of the system that currently dictates where families have the right to send their children to public school. On Wednesday, April 2, the Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) convened a meeting with Deputy Mayor for […]

Science Education at Amidon-Bowen Comes to Life

For the past five years, students at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School have received a unique and inspirational addition to their science education thanks to the ReSET program. ReSET, which brings retired scientists, engineers, and technicians into the classroom, exposes students to interactive projects and hands-on experiences that make science and math fun and interesting. This positive exposure, in turn, encourages […]

Amidon-Bowen and Jefferson Joint PTA Meeting

We are excited to announce the Jefferson Middle School Academy and Amidon-Bowen Elementary School will be holding a joint PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 14th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Amidon-Bowen School Library. Child monitoring will be provided in the gymnasium. The purpose of the joint meeting is to cover several important topics, most […]

Amidon’s Playground Opens with Squeals of Delight

With the sound of the lunch-time bell on May 10th, 2013, the Amidon-Bowen Elementary playground opened with children smothering every inch of the dynamic new playgrounds – finding places to climb and to leap that only a child’s imagination can fathom. Playground construction was delayed due to an unusually cold and wet winter/spring that prevented […]