Southwest Resident Takes On New Role Supporting People With Disabilities

By Southwester Staff The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation recently announced the appointment of Southwest DC resident Regina Blye as the first Chief Program and Policy Officer of its National Paralysis Resource Center. In the new role, Blye will provide leadership and oversight of programs that include outreach to local residents about resources, engagement opportunities, […]

Americana Exhibit Examines History of Baseball Through Unique Lens

By Southwester Staff As baseball season once again kicks off at Nationals Park, the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum has mounted a special exhibit celebrating the 150th anniversary of professional baseball.  The exhibition, titled Baseball: America’s Home Run, highlights connections between baseball and America’s national history, offering visitors the chance to examine the “mythologies of the […]

Breast Cancer Support Group Celebrates 12th Anniversary

By Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) recently celebrated its 12th Anniversary of the TDJBCF Support Group, and National Minor- ity Health Month, via Zoom and Face- book live. Thought leaders in the cancer community joined to discuss the National Minority Health Month theme Give Your Community a Boost! The theme focuses on the […]

Riverside Baptist Church Announces Scholarship Program

By Southwester Staff Riverside Baptist Church is one of the oldest churches in Southwest, tracing its roots back to the Island Baptist Church, founded in 1857. The church has been on the corner of 7th Street and Maine Avenue SW since the 1960’s, and in 2019 moved into a new building.  Today, Riverside prides itself […]

Faith Community: Historic Carron Baptist Church Rooted in Southwest Community

By Georgine Wallace  Carron Baptist Church has been part of the Southwest faith community for over 50 years. The classic brick church at 1354 First Street SW is the congregation’s fourth location since their inception in 1928. Reverend Peter Spann has served as the pastor of Carron Baptist since 2018. He is married with two […]

Southwest Mutual Aid Marks Two Year Anniversary

By Regina Mazur Keeping our community safe has been a long-standing priority of Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA). They have been putting a continuous effort into providing our neighbors with food and supplies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Partnership between the Christ United Methodist Church and the Southwest Pod of SYC/W6MA, as well as […]

Meet SWBID Heroine and Operations Administrator Idania Arteaga 

By Southwest Business Improvement District Staff Southwest DC is “the place to be” and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) is a big part of that reputation.  We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work, and visit. What started […]