SWNA Strategic Initiatives 2017-18

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA), as Southwest’s civic association, has as its mission the protection and enhancement of our community’s quality of life. With all that is happening in our quadrant, we are consistently presented with an enormous range of issues to address—some larger than others, but all relating to how we lead our lives […]

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 […]

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 […]

Computer-for-Kids Graduation

Photo caption: Top row (from left): Instructor Gerald Brown, Zamya Davis, Brayona Scurry, Kevion Scurry, Instructor Jenelle Leonard. Bottom row (from left): Dereon West, Destiny Miller, Antonio Hamilton. Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. More than 40 people, all family members and friends of six young students, gathered at the James Creek Resident Council on a recent cold Saturday afternoon. […]

17 Southwest Students Awarded College Scholarships

Photo caption: Benjamin Sands holding the original saxophone sponsored by his SWNA scholarship. Photo caption: Scholarship alumni (L to R): Kirstin Jones, Jamal Jones, Mary Early, and Rhonda Hamilton. Photo caption: 2016 scholarship recipients (front row L to R): Nicolas Moses, Alysha Berry, Haili Blassingame, and Kiana Livingston. (Back row L to R): Tantania Brown, […]