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 […]

St Matthew Lutheran Church Perseveres Through Times of Change

By Georgine Wallace  When the new St. Matthew Lutheran Church opened on January 19, 2019, the pastor and congregation were excited about the possibilities to serve the Southwest Community after an eleven-year absence from the neighborhood, as the previous structure was demolished in 2008. St. Matthew formed a sister church relationship with First Trinity Lutheran […]

District Officials Recommit to Build First Strategy for Greenleaf Redevelopment

By Melissa Silveman  In a public session hosted by the DC Housing Authority Board of Commissioners on March 9, city officials recommitted to a build first strategy to limit displacement and relocation of current residents during the redevelopment of the 15-acre Greenleaf public housing site.   Greenleaf’s complex includes 493 units spread across 23 buildings in […]

Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Continues to Build Connections Through Community Outreach

By Southwester Staff The past three support group meetings of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) continue to inspire good attendance as well as welcome qualified speakers who bring a wealth of knowledge, information and resources related to breast health, prostate and colorectal cancer, physical activity, caregiving, COVID-19, and other aspects of healthy […]

Kristen Hayes-Campbell Exhibits at Southwest Freedom Festival

by Vyllorya Evans The Remember the Pearl Group is excited to invite you to the Southwest Freedom Festival, featuring special guest Kristen Hayes-Campbell, on Saturday, April 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Westminster Church, located at 400 I Street SW. You may also call 202.484.7700 to schedule a viewing April 8-30.   Kristen is […]

Southwest DC Hosts Events Commemorating Historic Escape of Enslaved People to Freedom

By Reverend Ruth Hamilton The public is invited to gather at the corner of 4th and I Streets Southwest (by Westminster Church) on Friday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. to begin a “Remember the Pearl” memorial walk to The Wharf.   On April 15, 1848, a total of 77 men, women, and children enslaved by prominent […]

Volunteers Step Up to Keep Anacostia Waterways Clean

By Southwester Staff The Anacostia Riverkeeper’s Clean Waterways program works to bring communities together and advance the goals of clean water and a swimmable, fishable Anacostia River. This spring, new efforts to keep the watershed free of trash and debris kicked off across Southwest DC.  Anacostia Riverkeeper and the Mandarin Oriental hotel kicked off cherry […]