DC STORM Visits Hampton Roads for Educational, College Tour 

Jefferson Middle School students read about the Emancipation Oak Tree on the campus of Hampton University while on a DC STORM college tour. Courtesy of the Author By Jay Shorter On the weekend of June 23, the non-profit organization DC STORM, Inc (Students Taught Organization and Respect through Mentoring) took […]

Friends of Southwest DC Recaps Record Giving in 2022 and Announces Establishment of Coralie Farlee Endowment Fund

By Russell McIntyre, Treasurer, Friends of Southwest DC From the World Cup to Wordle scores, from Taylor Swift tickets to Twitter takeovers, from Oscar slaps to Top Gun being back, 2022 was… a lot.  With the world continuing to get back to normal, 2022 felt like a year to go […]

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Photo caption: Hannah Fried-Tanzer and Medha Marsten of Arena Stage thank the Friends of Southwest board for its contributions to Camp Arena Stage and the Voices of Now program. Photo caption: Vyllorya Evans and Friends of Southwest board members look on as scholarship recipient Daniele Crutchfield describes her impressive university accomplishments. The […]

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 […]

Friends of SWDC Holds Annual Meeting

Photo caption: Sisters Tasia and Marshayla Bailey, with Girl Scout leader Monica Evans, describe their participation in programs funded by Friends of Southwest as board members and others look on. Photo caption: Friends of Southwest scholarship grantee Asha Marshall (on screen) recounts her university success to meeting participants. A broad array of […]