Former SWNA Scholar Nick Moses: Educator and Leader

Nicholas (Nick) Moses. Courtesy of Nick Moses by John White  The Southwest Waterfront has birthed, educated and nurtured youths who overcame challenges to reach great heights. The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force (ESTF) has been a hub in our incubator, and 27 year old Nicholas (Nick) […]

Congratulations to SWNA Scholars: 50 Years of Scholarships

By Una Yarsky The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force (ESTF) has reached its 50th continuous year of awarding post-secondary education scholarships to students who live in our Waterfront Neighborhood. The program began in 1974 as a small initiative, when residents of River Park Cooperative raised funds […]

Former SWNA Scholarship Winner Bianca Kersellius Channels Passion Into Small Business Success

Bianca Kersellius. Courtesy of Bianca Kersellius By Donna Purchase I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Bianca Kersellius, a previous scholarship winner of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force program. We wanted to know: where she is now?  One answer to that question is […]

Where Are They Now: Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Scholarship Winner Kenneth Tinsley

By Vyllorya Evans, Co-Chair, Southwest Neighborhood Assembly and Wilma Goldstein, member Education and Youth Task Force  At the Modern on M Apartments in Southwest DC, we recently had the chance to catch up with Kenneth Tinsley, a previous winner of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Education and Youth Task Force […]

Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Scholarship Winners Rack Up 50 Years of Remarkable Achievements 

By Wilma Goldstein  This year marks the 50th year residents of zip code 20024 in Southwest DC have awarded college scholarships to young people in our neighborhood. In fact, we have never missed a year since 1974, when residents living in the River Park Apartments decided they would like to […]

Scholarship Recipient Shines

(photo caption: Kenneth Tinsley with his mother) Kenneth Tinsley is a shining example of a Southwest student who continues to achieve career goals after having received support from the SWNA Scholarship Fund. A graduate of Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School, Sasha Bruce Youth Work, Inc., and Wilson Senior High […]