Computers for Seniors Kicks Off

By Vic Sutton, Chair, SWNA Task Force on Workforce Development & Adult Education Computer for Kids classes have been taking place at the James Creek computer lab for years now, using desktop computers. They started in 2007, as an initiative by Thelma Jones, who chairs the Youth Activities Task Force of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly […]

Second Southwest Soirée for Amidon-Bowen: A Smashing Success!

By Alexis Tuttle, Chair of Fundraising Committee, Amidon-Bowen PTA The 2019 Southwest Soirée for Amidon-Bowen Elementary School (ABES) was a tremendous success! Thank you to all the sponsors, community members and Amidon families who attended and participated! The event, held on May 18 at the Capital Yacht Club, brought together close to 200 community members across […]

Amidon-Bowen Tutor of the Month: Sadia Fatemi

By Ava Millstone The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Education and Scholarship Task Force is leading an effort to provide tutors to Amidon-Bowen Elementary School students. The program was originally started by Robert St. Cyr, executive director of Community Scholar, at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan, and expanded last year to Amidon-Bowen. “The Southwester” is proud to […]

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

By Peter Eicher, Vice President, Friends of Southwest DC On March 27, the Friends of Southwest DC annual meeting provided a valuable reminder of how an array of community groups are working to make Southwest a better place. Participants gathered at Westminster Church to hear how grants from Friends of Southwest supported a range of […]