Garden Fest Celebrates Community Gardens Against Gun Violence

By Southwester Staff  This Earth Day, GOODProjects, the Southwest Resident Council Presidents, Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID), the DC Housing Authority and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation hosted Southwest Garden Fest, a community event celebrating the reopening of the Southwest Peace Gardens for the season.  The festival included […]

Southwest Nonprofit Receives $500,000 to Address Racial Equity

By Southwester Staff  The PNC Foundation has committed $500,000 in grants to GOODProjects, an organization working to help families in Southwest DC live fulfilling lives free from poverty and violence while promoting health and wellness.  The grants will support GOODProjects’ work to promote social justice, expand financial education and workforce […]

Southwest Peace Gardens Open With Community Celebration

  By Melissa Silverman  On October 7, three new Peace Gardens opened in Southwest DC with the intention of preventing future gun violence while honoring lives previously lost. The gardens include dedicated spaces for contemplation and remembrance, as well as a range of activities for young people, including community service, […]