Civic Group Celebrates Breast Cancer Survivors and Advocates

By Raihanata Barry and Thelma D. Jones On Nov. 20, 2019, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) hosted its Annual Thanksgiving Celebration at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in SW, focusing on the topic of “Breast Cancer Survivors with Disabilities.” Mamie W. Mallory, TDJBCF Board Chair, welcomed celebrants and provided context to the discussion […]

Perspectives from Amidon-Bowen Parents

By Southwester Staff As parents approach the March 2 school lottery deadline to apply for PreK-3 through Grade 8 schools, “The Southwester” reached out to current parents from the quadrant’s only public elementary school to hear their perspectives on the school. Below are the responses we received. Sylvia and Mohamed (parents to 1st grade student) […]

Amidon-Bowen Tutor of the Month: Una Yarsky

By Robert St. Cyr Last year, in partnership with Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Education and Scholarship Task Force, Community Scholar started a tutoring program at Amidon-Bowen. Tutors have completed training and are now working with students for the second year of this successful program.  Thank you for all of our neighbors who are tutoring young people […]