Southwest Community Foundation Grant Opportunity

By Southwester Staff Southwest Community Foundation announces a special grant opportunity that opens October 1, 2022. The Foundation expects to make awards up to $10,000 each, for innovative projects which enhance the lives of people living in Near Southwest DC (ZIP code 20024). The grant funds have been made possible by a community-benefits agreement negotiated […]

Southwest Strong! to Host Talk for National Disaster Preparedness Month

By Southwester Staff September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and Southwest Strong! – the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Emergency preparedness Task Force – will host a free public talk. The topic is “The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit: How to Get Your Financial Resources in Order Before a Disaster.” The talk will take place September 8 […]

Local Scholarship Fund Has Record-Breaking Year

By Wilma Goldstein The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force (ESTF) held its 49th annual awards ceremony and gave out college scholarships to 32 recipients, all of whom either live in zip code 20024 or attend Richard Wright Public Charter School, which is now located in 20024. For the first time since […]

Breast Cancer 101 Event Reaches Community

By Southwester Staff On Monday, July 11, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF), in collaboration with James Creek Resident Council, Syphax Gardens Resident Council, GOODProjects and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) hosted Breast Cancer 101 at River Park in Southwest DC. Funded in part by a generous grant from the Friends of […]

Southwest Liveaboard Boat Tour To Return October 1

By Margaret L. Johnson From the waterfront along the Washington Channel, you’ve probably seen the liveaboard boats and barges of the Wharf Marina, south of the District Wharf’s recreational pier. Maybe you’ve wondered what it’s like to live in such an unusual environment. This fall, you’ll have the chance to see inside some of those […]