Southwest Neighborhood Association Congratulates Scholarship Winners on College Graduation

By Una Yarsky, former SWNA Scholar  This year, the Southwest Neighborhood Association (SWNA) congratulates five college graduates who received the SWNA scholarship award. This scholarship encourages Southwest students to reach their fullest potential during their time at university and will award scholarships throughout their years of study. The graduates for the 2022 school year are: […]

Serve Your City/ Ward 6 Mutual Aid Opportunities and Events

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. A partnership between the Christ United Methodist Church and the Southwest Pod of SYC/W6MA as […]

Breast Cancer Support Group Hosts Guests from Local Universities

By Southwester Staff The May meeting of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) Support Group welcomed Dr. Julie E. Bauman, newly appointed Director of the George Washington University Cancer Center, who spoke virtually from Arizona. Delivering a thought-provoking presentation which included personal stories, Bauman acknowledged that her career was shaped by her parents […]

Scholarship Opportunity for High School Students

Local company FiscalNote has partnered with Girls in Tech and the Wendy Martinez Legacy Project Foundation to provide a $20,000 coding scholarship to a Washington, DC high school student identifying as female. The student can use the scholarship to attend an in-person or virtual STEM/coding camp.The deadline to submit an application is June 10.¬† To […]

Waterfront Academy Honored as Green Transportation Leader

By Kate Oczypok Waterfront Academy was recently awarded the status of goDCgo Platinum Level School Ambassador. An initiative of the District Department of Transportation, goDCgo encourages the use of sustainable transportation and recognizes local organizations for their efforts as transportation leaders. Businesses who offer transportation benefits and creative program incentives are recognized for making DC […]

Peace Gardens Reopen for Season

By Southwester Staff On the sunny afternoon of April 22, the Southwest Peace Gardens officially reopened for the season. The event was marked by the Southwest Garden Fest, a neighborhood block party hosted by GOODProjects and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) that included food, music, guided meditations, community input for additional public art installations […]