Southwest Students Awarded College Scholarships

By Audrey Hinton, Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Education and Scholarship Task Force The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force held its 47th annual scholarship awards program on August 15, awarding 23 young people $50,000 in college scholarships.   About 100 viewers joined the pre-recorded virtual event as the students received scholarships ranging from $2,000-$2,500. […]

They Practice What They Preach

By Wilma Goldstein For 25 years, Brian and Ruth Hamilton have served as co-pastors at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located on the corner of 4th and I Streets in DC’s Southwest neighborhood.  “I think a church really needs to be a community center and has the responsibility of organizing around all kinds of issues and problems […]

Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Emergency Preparedness Task Force hosting Extreme Event game

Join the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Emergency Preparedness Task Force for the Extreme Event game – a community disaster preparedness exercise – on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Channel Square Apartments Clubhouse, 325 P Street, SW. A light lunch will be provided. Extreme Event is […]

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 […]