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 […]

Southwest DC Youth Attend HBCU Fair

photo caption: (L to R) South Carolina State University Alumna Juanita Wilder, LaVance Parker, and PerChaya Hardison. Youth from Southwest DC attended a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair at the Oxon Hill Library in Oxon Hill, Md. on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The event was sponsored by Friends of Oxon Hill Library. The event provided […]

SWNA Education Task Force Awards Student Scholarships

On Aug. 16, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Education Task Force (formerly Scholarship Committee) celebrated its 40th year of awarding scholarships to students living in Southwest DC. The awards ceremony was held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, where more than 40 guests, including former scholarship recipients, gathered to meet this year’s recipients. Since 1974, the SWNA […]

Duke Ellington Tribute at Thinking about Jazz

At a recent “Thinking About Jazz” gathering at Westminster Church, 400 I St SW, some 150 music fans paid tribute to an American legend who had also been honored 45 years ago at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW. On February 22nd, author Edward Allan Faine was on hand to discuss his book, “Ellington at the White […]