Friends of Titanic Memorial Park Commemorates the Titanic’s 110th Anniversary

By Beth Hall  The Friends of Titanic Memorial Park are hosting several special events April 14-17 to celebrate five years of partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and commemorate the lives lost on the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.   The highlight of the weekend is the Titanic 110th Anniversary Gala […]

Southwest Community Foundation Awards Inaugural Grants to Eight Local Organizations

By Southwester Staff The Southwest Community Foundation announced the results of its first round of grants to local organizations. The Foundation awarded grants totaling $25,220 to eight organizations in its 2021-22 round of grantmaking. The foundation is a nonprofit founded in 2015 by Southwest community leaders to attract and distribute philanthropic dollars to help improve […]

We Have a Rhodes Scholar: Local Student Earns Prestigious Scholarship

By Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Education and Scholarship Task Force Southwest resident Samantha O’Sullivan announced to the world when she was a pigtailed eight-year-old that she intended to be an astronaut. Today, as a college senior, O’Sullivan is one of the 32 American students to receive a 2022 Rhodes Scholarship. After graduation this spring from Harvard […]

Join the Great Ward 6 Spring Clean!

By Southwester Staff As spring returns to Ward 6, DC Councilmember Charles Allen invites the community to come together on Saturday, April 2 and set aside a few hours to help clean up our neighborhood, reconnect with each other, and show our streets, parks, and alleys a little love. Councilmember Allen is urging Ward 6 […]

Meet the Team Behind the Southwest DC Community Center: Will Rich

By the SWDCCC Community Engagement and Communications Committee The Southwest DC Community Center (SWDCCC) that is planned to open in our neighborhood in the next few years will serve as a vibrant, central hub for the Southwest and Capitol Riverfront communities that provides an inclusive space for a wide range of services and activities that […]

Faith Community: St. Augustine’s Honors 60 Year Commitment to Social Justice 

By Georgine Wallace  Over the last two years, Southwest has welcomed several new faith leaders to our community. One new addition, Reverend Scott Lipscomb of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, arrived in Southwest in the fall of 2019 with his wife, the Reverend Anne Nicholson, and their daughter Maggie.  Ordained in 2018, Reverend Scott first served […]