Richard Wright Public Charter School Leader, Students Receive Presidential Award

By: Jamari Tyree, Grade 10 Richard Wright PCS Student Writer Dr. Marco Clark, also known as “America’s toughest principal,” has accomplished many feats in the education sector nationally and, for the last 15 years, in Washington, DC.  On January 13, Clark hit another major mark as he became the recipient of the Joseph R. Biden […]

Southwest Resident Honored with Dr. Lori L. Wilson Conquering Cancer Award

By Southwester Staff On October 13, SW Civic Leader and Breast Cancer Champion Thelma D. Jones, Founder, Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF), was selected as winner of the 2022 Dr. Lori L. Wilson Conquering Cancer Award. The award was presented by Carla D. Williams, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine & Public Health, and […]

Community Garden in SW Receives Major Award to Facilitate Construction

Community gardening is about to expand in Southwest DC. Southwest Community Gardens, one of the local organizations for which the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) serves as fiscal sponsor, has received a national garden makeover award from Fiskars Brands, Inc. which will allow the group to build a community garden in Lansburgh Park (on Delaware and […]

TENAC Receives Special Grant from Waterside Towers Apts. Tenants’ Association

The Waterside Towers Residents Association (WTRA), a leading tenant associations in the District, has awarded TENAC a $1,000 grant in recognition of its outstanding advocacy role for tenants. The award was given in memory of Dr. Pearl Wisham Perry, a long-time resident and officer at Waterside, an outstanding figure in DC and a founding member […]

Southwest Civic Leader Receives Award

Southwest civic leader Thelma D. Jones received the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy “Standing in the Gap Award” at its recent Annual Celebrity Auction at the Arnold and Porter scenic venue. Jones was recognized for her outstanding volunteer service with the organization since the early 2000s. In praising Jones’ long-standing commitment to the organization, […]