Stepping Up to Help Neighbors

By Southwester Staff Although there is no denying that it has been a tough year for Southwest residents, the community can be grateful for the many local organizations working to bring assistance and comfort to the neighborhood. The Friends of Southwest DC’s annual report, just released, highlights its support to community organizations that have worked […]

Arena Stage Becomes 4th Mass Vaccination Site in DC

By Southwester Staff Southwest became the home to Washington’s latest mass vaccination site on April 5 when Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that Arena Stage would be helping get shots in arms. The theater is partnering with DC Health and MedStar Health to run the high-capacity vaccination site, which opened on Friday, April 9.  “Arena Stage […]

Southwest Sports on a Truck

Youth-Led Community Event Series By Southwester Staff Nate Green and Neko Hagan, 8th and 9th grade students at Jefferson Middle School Academy and Anacostia High School (respectively), will be hosting a series of six community events called Southwest Sports on a Truck at King Greenleaf Field between May 16 and June 27.  These events will […]

Op-Ed: It’s Time to Bring Douglass Community Land Trusts to Southwest

By Coy McKinney of SW Action The Southwest neighborhood needs a community and justice-oriented approach to development. For too long, for-profit developers have been allowed to shift the relatively diverse demographics of our neighborhood into one that is predominantly wealthy and White, with retail that caters to those spending habits. In some instances, developers have […]

SW Mutual Aid Adds Donation Days

By Carlee Crown and Max Grossman  Ward 6 Mutual Aid (W6MA) is a grassroots group working with Black and Brown grassroots organizations to help keep our communities safe. For over a year, the Southwest Pod of W6MA has partnered with Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) on a community food and supply drive to serve our […]

New Southwest Library Opens in May

By Southwester Staff On May 15, the new Southwest Library is opening its doors on I St., SW. With inviting, full-length windows and a jagged roofline, the building is a striking and modern addition to the neighborhood. The architects, Carl Knutson and Nancy Gribeluk of Perkins+Will, also wanted to emphasize the site as a “pavilion […]