Essay: Computers, Kids, Graduation and Southwest

  Before I joined the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (Assembly) nearly four years ago, I had never heard of Computer for Kids, much less why I might care about it. And even then, I considered it a marginal program, “graduating” just a handful of kids—kids I’d quite likely never meet. “Graduating” to me meant a day-long […]

Youth Grants Funds Still Available

Applications for Youth Grants are still available from the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA-YATF). The user-friendly application can be picked up at the Southwest Neighborhood Library, 900 Wesley Place, SW. Typical grants to schools, churches, recreation centers, etc. have ranged between $200 and $800 for requests such as sports uniforms and equipment, […]

College for Kids Program open to help children envision their futures

Students ages 9 to 12 can learn in six Saturdays under the College for Kids Program that college is for them. Professionals will explain college life to the students and arrange a visit to a college campus – all under the sponsorship of the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW) and the Youth Activities Task […]