Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Introduces Dynamic Community Leaders

by Donna Purchase Over the course of the coming year, we will introduce you to the dynamic Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Task Force Leaders. They are the engines that keep us running. If you are interested in joining a task force, visit https://swna.org/get-involved/. Ben CurranA native Washingtonian, Ben lives in Southwest DC where he leads […]

Southwest Strong! Marks Year of Emergency Preparedness Efforts

By Southwester Staff As the Emergency Preparedness Task Force of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, (SWNA) Southwest Strong! works to prepare the community for disasters of all kinds.  The group pulled together for a range of accomplishments in 2022, including:  Looking ahead to 2023, Southwest Strong! is planning activities that include:  For more information, visit swna.org/swna/task-forces/emergency-preparedness/.

Southwest Strong! to Host Talk for National Disaster Preparedness Month

By Southwester Staff September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and Southwest Strong! – the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Emergency preparedness Task Force – will host a free public talk. The topic is “The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit: How to Get Your Financial Resources in Order Before a Disaster.” The talk will take place September 8 […]

Local Scholarship Fund Has Record-Breaking Year

By Wilma Goldstein The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force (ESTF) held its 49th annual awards ceremony and gave out college scholarships to 32 recipients, all of whom either live in zip code 20024 or attend Richard Wright Public Charter School, which is now located in 20024. For the first time since […]

Car Wash Raises Funds for Youth Programs

By Southwester Staff The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) held its third car wash on Saturday, June 4 in the parking lot of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Plans for a fourth, timed for YATF’s 40th anniversary this fall, are already in the works, according to  YATF Chair Thelma D. Jones.  The June car […]

Southwest Neighborhood Association Congratulates Scholarship Winners on College Graduation

By Una Yarsky, former SWNA Scholar  This year, the Southwest Neighborhood Association (SWNA) congratulates five college graduates who received the SWNA scholarship award. This scholarship encourages Southwest students to reach their fullest potential during their time at university and will award scholarships throughout their years of study. The graduates for the 2022 school year are: […]