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, […]

Thank You, Saadia!

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, […]

New Southwest Tree Task Force Created

This month the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) established a task force to protect the trees of Southwest and to expand the neighborhood’s tree canopy. Trees bring urban neighborhoods many benefits—shade and energy savings, improved air quality, and reduced storm water runoff. Trees also improve quality of life by beautifying urban streetscapes, offering relief from visual […]

History Task Force Seeking Local History Stories

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s History Task Force is in the initial phases of exploring an exciting new project to preserve the first-hand experiences and recollections of our established residents. We are looking into the prospects of doing an oral history project to capture personal perspectives and memories of the changes in Southwest DC over the […]