March 31: Expert to Speak about Socioeconomic Diversity in Schools

As part of a series of community conversations about the dynamics around race, class, and education in our neighborhood, the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) will be hosting Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, to talk about the upside and challenges of socioeconomically diverse schools at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

SWNA Candidate Statement: Kenneth Prater

Candidate for District 3 Kenneth Prater is a native Washingtonian as well as a graduate of DC Public Schools and the University of the District of Columbia, where he earned a degree in legal assistant technology along with over 280 cumulative points/credits, which is the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree. Kenneth has served two terms as the District 3 representative to the Southwest […]

SWNA Candidate Statement: Dena Walker

  Candidate for District 2 Her name is Andrenia Walker, but most people know her as Dena. She has been a Southwest resident for more than 10 years. Dena’s educational background includes degrees in business administration, contracts, and acquisition management. The core of her professional experience is derived from working in the banking industry with a focus on investment products. […]

SWNA Candidate Statement: Saadia Athias

  Candidate for District 2 Saadia Athias graduated magna cum laude from Southeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in 2005, and received a master’s degree in public administration in 2008. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Saadia has lived in Southwest DC since 1979. She has one daughter. Saadia has remained actively engaged as the elected second district […]

SWNA Candidate Statement: Patricia Spencer

  Candidate for District 1 Ms. Patricia Spencer hails from Elmira, NY, and graduated from the Elmira Free Academy.  She received her master’s degree in public administration, government management cum laude from Southeastern University in Washington, DC. She is currently employed at the Department of Energy, Office of Hearings and Appeals, where she is responsible for finance, […]