Closing the Opportunity Gap for DC’s Youth

  (photo caption: Mr. Howard mentors two children.) President Obama recently issued a call to action that said, “In a nation of limitless possibility, every child deserves the chance to unlock his or her potential.” Higher Achievement’s afterschool and summer program focuses on exactly that. Their mission for the last 40 years has been to […]

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, […]

Girl Scout Troop 4298 Marks a Successful Year

Over five years ago, three young ladies – Monica Evans, Heather Foley, and Alexis Echols – decided to give back to the community by creating a Girl Scout Troop in Southwest. Ironically, two of the founders of the Girl Scout Troop – Evans and Foley – grew up in Southwest as members of the nation’s capital’s […]

Scholarship Recipient Heads for Sports Management Career

Terrence Williams, winner of the Friends of Southwest DC’s (FOS) $1,500 scholarship in 2011, completed a busy freshman year at Delaware State University in Dover and looks forward to continuing toward his goal of a career in sports management. A graduate of Bell Multicultural High School, Williams, 19, grew up here in Southwest and attended […]