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 […]
For me, it’s more than a theoretical question. In the spring of 1963, I was part of a meeting at 301 G St. SW, one of the early apartment buildings of the “new” Southwest that was then arising on the ashes of the “old.” A group of us—black and white, from the newly developing area […]
It has been some time since I last wrote a “president’s column.” As we enter 2017, I first want to extend the best wishes of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) board to all members of our community for a fulfilling, healthy, and happy year. During my nearly two-year term as president of SWNA, it has […]
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. […]
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, […]
Saadia Athias, a long-time resident of Southwest, recently moved—but not too far— to Southeast Navy Yard. Saadia has a long history within the Southwest community. Saadia has remained actively engaged as the elected second district representative for SWNA since 2009. She is dedicated to the mission of the nonprofit organization, which is “to help create rich and equal social, educational, […]
To send your own letter of support to the DC Council, please email the SWNA president for a digital copy of his letter.