Movie Night: The Story of Southwest’s Renewal After Destruction

How did Southwest Washington recover from the massive and widely condemned demolition of the 1950s urban renewal area, in terms of citizen organization and leadership? All are invited to join Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Co-Founder Neal Peirce and former SWNA President Thelma D. Jones in a thought-provoking, informative, and insightful discussion and recollections surrounding the film […]

Westminster Hosts Breast Cancer Benefit Concert

Although the weather may have been windy and freezing cold on Saturday, March 4, the inside of Westminster Presbyterian Church, host site for the 2017 Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Benefit Concert, permeated a sense of warmth, jubilation, and hope for a cure. The opening reception was decked out with an array of hors d’oeuvres […]

Thelma D. Jones Receives Top Volunteer Award for Excellence in Cancer Advocacy

Photo caption: Thelma D. Jones (center) is flanked by (left to right) Amber Stevens, state lead ambassador from Louisiana; Gary Reedy, CEO, American Cancer Society and ACS CAN; Chris Hansen, president of ACS CAN; and Jeff Martin, senior director, field advocacy training for ACS CAN. Thelma D. Jones was named the State Lead Ambassador (SLA) […]

SW Breast Cancer Support Group Discusses Integrative Oncology and Breast Health Education

The recent Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Support Group (TDJ BCSG) meeting was chock-full of ingredients for a successful meeting, including information sharing, resources, networking, healthy refreshments, and a lot of fun. Emcee Lorenita Lucas, MPA, RYT, who is also a survivor of advanced breast cancer, shared her journey and how teaching and practicing yoga […]

Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Benefit Concert

The inaugural benefit concert for the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJ BCF) held recently at Westminster Church achieved its goals and was a remarkable success. The benefit provided excellent entertainment, served delightful food, raised needed funds, and was lots of fun. Sponsored by Safeway, Blind Whino Southwest Arts Club, Black Benefactors, World ATM Company, […]

JMA Solutions Donates to SWNA

  Caption: On right, JMA Solutions founder and president Jan Adams donating $7,000 to the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly. “I go through life with my hands open,” stated Southwest resident Janice “Jan” Adams, president and CEO of JMA Solutions, an 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran consulting firm located in Southwest DC that provides program management expertise to […]

Computers-for-Kids Winter Graduation

More than 30 guests attended the SWNA Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) Computers-for-Kids graduation on Saturday, Dec. 12. Held in partnership with the James Creek Resident Council located on N St. SW, the winter graduation was déjà vu, as this was the site of the first and most successful computer training class held in Oct. […]