SWNA YATF Visits African American Civil War Memorial and Museum

Photo credit: Thelma D. Jones Photo credit: Jamal Jones A group of 20 brave soldiers (12 children and eight adults) representing the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF) valiantly fought the high winds and visited the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum (AACWM) on Saturday, March 3. The long-overdue visit was prompted […]

SWNA Computer-for-Kids and Mayor Barry’s Summer Youth Employment Program Graduation

Photo caption: Front row (L to R): Diego Haney, Anaiyah Ducan, Azariah Anderson, Dontell Frye. Back row (L to R): Valerie Chase-Robert, Jenelle Leonard, Thelma D. Jones. Photo credit: Perry Klein The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF) has conducted a summer Computer-for-Kids (CFK) computer training program at the James Creek Resident […]

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 […]