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 […]

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 […]

21 Southwest Students Awarded College Scholarships

On Sunday, July 9, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Education and Scholarship Task Force (SWNA ESTF) awarded 21 Southwest youth with college scholarships. The event, “Celebrating 43 Years of Awarding College Scholarships,” with the theme “planning forward for the future” was held at Westminster Church. In her opening remarks, Kirstin L. Jones, mistress of ceremonies and […]

Westminster, SWNA, Amidon-Bowen Partner to Bring Inspirational Story and STEM to SW

On Saturday, May 13, more than 100 people attended a Hidden Figures movie night at Westminster Presbyterian Church, an event sponsored by three Southwest organizations—Westminster Church Faith & Film Ministries, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Education and Scholarship Task Force (SWNA ESTF), and Amidon-Bowen Elementary School. Featuring the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures and a discussion led by Dr. Talitha […]

SWNA Education Task Force Scholarship Award Recipient Spotlight

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force (ESTF) is pleased to spotlight three-time SWNA-ESTF scholarship award recipient Gary T. Hill. Gary is the youngest of four children born to Gary and Lureva Hill, and has been a Southwest resident his entire 21 years of life at The Commons of Town Square. His […]

A Shining Example of SWNA Scholarship Benefits

Tsahai Pettiford is in her final year of a five-year program studying for a bachelor of architecture degree at Philadelphia University in Pennsylvania. She has received two scholarships from the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA). Because the scholarships were able to provide her family and her with some financial relief, she expresses lots of appreciation for […]