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. […]

Computer-for-Kids Graduation

photo caption: (Front row, left-to-right) Stevon Benson, Jamera Herndon, Miracle Matthews, Ravon Benson. (Second row, left-to-right) Deron Hawkins, Thelma Jones, Jade Herndon and Enoch Long. Mr. Long was featured speaker and is an expert on Cybersecurity.  He is a former Southwester and was a past recipient of scholarships from the SouthwestNeighborhood Assembly. Photo courtesy of Perry […]

Five Years of ACS Breast Cancer Support in SW

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Breast Cancer Support Group in Southwest is marking its fifth year of community work. The laudable impact of the SW ACS group includes providing a safe and supportive space for more than 300 women and men living with breast cancer, other cancers, and patients’ caretakers. The anniversary was officially celebrated […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Meet a Survivor

Meet Ms. Thelma D. Jones, DC Pink Diva and White House Champion of Change. In 2006, after 33 years of service at the World Bank, Thelma was preparing for a retirement trip when she felt a lump under her arm. She reflected upon the experience by saying, “I was planning to visit my doctor upon my return. But one […]

Back to School at Amidon-Bowen

It was a successful first day back to school for Amidon-Bowen Elementary School. Google surprised art teacher Greta Schorn in her new classroom with art supplies that she had put on a wish list for her class. Google arrived with supplies including glue sticks and canvases. Ms. Schorn said that she always felt bad when a […]