Southwest Resident Takes On New Role Supporting People With Disabilities

By Southwester Staff The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation recently announced the appointment of Southwest DC resident Regina Blye as the first Chief Program and Policy Officer of its National Paralysis Resource Center. In the new role, Blye will provide leadership and oversight of programs that include outreach to local residents about resources, engagement opportunities, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A New Chapter at Westminster Presbyterian Church

By Georgine Wallace To many of us, they are treasured friends and partners in neighborhood projects, and to the parishioners of Westminster Presbyterian, Co-Pastors Ruth and Brian Hamilton are the heart of their church. Long-time member Vyllorya Evans describes Ruth Hamilton as their “spiritual leader” and “connection to the community” while Brian Hamilton “challenges our […]