Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid Hosts Children’s Coat Drive

By Regina Mazur  For more than two years, the mission of Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA) has remained the same: providing Black and Brown youth and families with resources that others in DC may already have.  To ensure that everyone has access to warm clothing this winter season, Serve Your City/ Ward 6 […]

Southwest Resident Honored with Dr. Lori L. Wilson Conquering Cancer Award

By Southwester Staff On October 13, SW Civic Leader and Breast Cancer Champion Thelma D. Jones, Founder, Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF), was selected as winner of the 2022 Dr. Lori L. Wilson Conquering Cancer Award. The award was presented by Carla D. Williams, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine & Public Health, and […]

October Events Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TJBCF) invites all to join the celebration of its Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Wednesday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom and the TDJBCF Facebook live.  The celebration will include invited guest speaker Dr. Lori Wilson, a two-time breast cancer survivor and Associate […]

Ambitious DC Central Kitchen Space on Buzzard Point Nears Opening

By Southwester Staff DC Central Kitchen marked near completion of construction on its new headquarters, scheduled to open this fall on Buzzard Point, with a “first look” event joined by elected officials, including DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, as well as philanthropists, community advocates and celebrity chef José Andrés.  The […]

D.C. United Foundation Relaunches with Aim to Level the Playing Field 

By Melissa Silverman  On September 21, the D.C. United Foundation officially relaunched after a six year hiatus, armed with a new mission to pursue equality and make an economic and social impact within Washington DC and the surrounding Maryland and Virginia areas.  “The foundation will be centered around working with programs and partners to level […]

Back to School Bash Provides 1,500 Backpacks and 500 Devices to Local Students

By Regina Mazur For more than two years, the mission of Ward 6 Mutual Aid has remained the same:  providing Black and Brown youth and families with the resources that others in DC may already have, and whether it’s after-school enrichment and tutoring programs, or lifesaving work, Ward 6 Mutual Aid has been instrumental in […]

Southwest Community Foundation Grant Opportunity

By Southwester Staff Southwest Community Foundation announces a special grant opportunity that opens October 1, 2022. The Foundation expects to make awards up to $10,000 each, for innovative projects which enhance the lives of people living in Near Southwest DC (ZIP code 20024). The grant funds have been made possible by a community-benefits agreement negotiated […]