Emergency Preparedness Focus Groups—Feedback from the Community

On April 11 and 12, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Emergency Preparedness Task Force, in partnership with graduate students from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health, held two separate discussion groups at the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) office on emergency preparedness. We invited participants from across Southwest DC to talk about what […]

SWNA Youth and Education Forum

The event held on May 21 at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church was led by mistress of ceremonies and chair of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) Thelma D. Jones. It focused on the accomplishments of area youth and the work of our school system to improve their education and lives. The […]

SWNA Black History Month Meeting

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s History Task Force encourages our fellow residents to attend the February SWNA Black History Month community meeting at Arena Stage at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26 as we honor the memory of Dr. Beryl Rice and celebrate several talented local musicians. This program will feature memorial tributes to Rice from Rhonda […]

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 […]