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, […]

SWNA Scholar Impacting Community

Photo caption: Bianca Kersellius Bianca Kersellius is a senior studying communications at Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. She received a scholarship from the Southwest Neighborhood Association this past summer. Kersellius said about her scholarship, “this scholarship has helped me with my finances as I try to finish my last year of college strong. I am grateful […]

SW Students Attend TEDx Event

Nicla De Biasi and Eleanor Holt attended TEDxYouth@ColumbiaHeights on Nov. 21 at the Gala Hispanic Theatre. The Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID), in partnership with the SWNA Education and Scholarship Task Force, sponsored them at the event. (SWBID was willing to sponsor 20.) The event’s goal was to connect the 170 youth in attendance to […]

Scholarship Awards Double from Last Year

Photo caption: Scholarship students (first row, left to right): Kiana Livingston, Bianca Kersellius, Haili Blassingame, Sequoia Lucas, and Najma Pettiford. (Second row, left to right): Tiffany Livingston, Roman Hamilton, Gary T. Hill, Tsahai Pettiford, and Attalah Shabazz. Not pictured: Asha Marshall and Marlon Mitchell.   Photo caption: Sequoia Lucas with some of her art. Photo caption: Tsahai Pettiford explains […]

High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Parents: Start College Planning Now!

The college and financial aid planning process can be a confusing puzzle, so SWNA’s Education and Scholarship Task Force invites high school students and their parents to an afternoon with Cynthia Hammond-Davis, a college and financial advisor who has helped many parents and students navigate the process of applying for and getting into college. Ms. Hammond-Davis will […]