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 […]
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/.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Southwester Staff As the 2022 graduation season begins, Peter Eicher, who serves as President of the Board of the Friends of Southwest (FOSW) announced the creation of a graduate school scholarship named for the late Coralie Fairlee, who was one of the founders of FOSW. The first recipient of this scholarship will be announced […]
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: […]