Computer-for-Kids Graduation

Photo caption: Top row (from left): Instructor Gerald Brown, Zamya Davis, Brayona Scurry, Kevion Scurry, Instructor Jenelle Leonard. Bottom row (from left): Dereon West, Destiny Miller, Antonio Hamilton. Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. More than 40 people, all family members and friends of six young students, gathered at the James Creek Resident Council on a recent cold Saturday afternoon. […]

Computer-for-Kids Computer Training Program Graduation Ceremony

Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. On Saturday, April 23, five Southwest youth were honored with a graduation ceremony for completing the Computer-for-Kids computer training program. This ceremony was memorable for many reasons, but most notable is that the number of students graduating from the program exceeded the 100 mark for the first time since its […]

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. […]

Thanks to…

The Southwest Comm-Unity Forum would like to recognize all the organizations that made the ninth annual “Summer In Lansburgh Park” a huge success: Blind Whino, Friends of SW, the SWNA Youth Activities Task Force, the DC Department of General Services, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, ANC 6D, and the First District Police Dept.  

SW Children Enjoy a Day of Skating

As Christmas came closer and children’s patience became thinner, Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) volunteers Macellus Watson and Andre Wilkinson helped the children ease their impatience for Christmas with a day of ice skating. Kamari, Musa, Harroon, Usuf, Bennie, and Kaylin all enjoyed the slippery ice at the Canal Park rink by the […]

Computer-for-Kids Graduation

Four students completed the Computer-for-Kids course: Stevon & Ravon Benson, Landen Johnson, and Miracle Matthews. Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. (photo caption: Miracle Matthews with her Computer-for-Kids certificate. Also in the photo are (L to R) Paul Taylor, speaker at the Graduation; Bruce Levine, SWNA President; Thelma Jones, SWNA YATF Chair; and Gerald Brown, volunteer instructor.

YATF Supports Summer Basketball Leagues

The basketball court located in Lansburgh Park is more than a place to play pick-up basketball. For many boys in the community, it was the catalyst that helped to train 22 of them in the fundamentals and intricate details of basketball form and play. The idea of working with young people in a sport that […]