SWNA YATF Visits African American Civil War Memorial and Museum

Photo credit: Thelma D. Jones Photo credit: Jamal Jones A group of 20 brave soldiers (12 children and eight adults) representing the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF) valiantly fought the high winds and visited the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum (AACWM) on Saturday, March 3. The long-overdue visit was prompted […]

Amidon-Bowen Parents Tell Mayor and Chancellor: Stop Shortchanging Our Children

On March 8, parents at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School launched a campaign to lobby Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Public Schools (DCPS) Interim Chancellor Amanda Alexander to provide additional funding to our Southwest neighborhood elementary school. Parents identified two main sources of these problems. First, Bowser’s 2018–19 budget did not provide enough funds to the school […]

SWNA Computer-for-Kids and Mayor Barry’s Summer Youth Employment Program Graduation

Photo caption: Front row (L to R): Diego Haney, Anaiyah Ducan, Azariah Anderson, Dontell Frye. Back row (L to R): Valerie Chase-Robert, Jenelle Leonard, Thelma D. Jones. Photo credit: Perry Klein The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF) has conducted a summer Computer-for-Kids (CFK) computer training program at the James Creek Resident […]

Friends of Southwest Grant Helps Youngest at Amidon-Bowen

Photo caption: Amidon-Bowen students give thanks to the Friends of Southwest DC. Photo caption: Amidon-Bowen students with the Friends of Southwest DC. This past summer, the Friends of Southwest DC (FOS) awarded close to $5,000 to the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School PTA to purchase iPads for early childhood education classrooms. These iPads are now being used by our […]

New School Sign at Amidon-Bowen

Thanks to a grant from Near Southeast Community Partners (NSCP) through the CSX Community Mitigation Fund, the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School PTA was able to purchase and install a new electronic school sign. The old Amidon sign was installed about 25 years ago, long before merger between Amidon and Bowen. The only way to change the […]

Air and Space Museum To Undergo Major Construction

The first major construction project for the Air and Space Museum will start this summer. The facts: This is the first major construction project for the building in Southwest Washington, DC, since its opening 41 years ago. Visitors will start seeing changes to the museum in summer 2018. The museum will remain open through the project by dividing the construction […]