Peace Gardens Reopen for Season

By Southwester Staff On the sunny afternoon of April 22, the Southwest Peace Gardens officially reopened for the season. The event was marked by the Southwest Garden Fest, a neighborhood block party hosted by GOODProjects and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) that included food, music, guided meditations, community input for additional public art installations […]

Southwest Nonprofit Receives $500,000 to Address Racial Equity

By Southwester Staff  The PNC Foundation has committed $500,000 in grants to GOODProjects, an organization working to help families in Southwest DC live fulfilling lives free from poverty and violence while promoting health and wellness.  The grants will support GOODProjects’ work to promote social justice, expand financial education and workforce development initiatives and enhance small […]

Southwest Peace Gardens Open With Community Celebration

  By Melissa Silverman  On October 7, three new Peace Gardens opened in Southwest DC with the intention of preventing future gun violence while honoring lives previously lost. The gardens include dedicated spaces for contemplation and remembrance, as well as a range of activities for young people, including community service, recreation and social events.  The […]