By Paul Taylor For the 14th consecutive year, the Southwest Comm-Unity Annual Christmas Toys for Tots drive and distribution was another huge success. Held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, this year’s event distributed over 4,000 toys to families throughout Ward 6. The generous supply of toys also enabled James Creek, Syphax […]
Paul Taylor Receives DPR’s Employee of the Year Award
Paul Taylor, a member of the staff at King-Greenleaf Recreation Center, recently received the DC Department of Parks and Recreation Employee of the Year Award. The citation reads, “For achieving an outstanding level of operational excellence, delivering exceptional internal & external service, innovation, and having a measurable positive impact.” Paul is the founder and executive director […]
Four students completed the Computer-for-Kids course: Stevon & Ravon Benson, Landen Johnson, and Miracle Matthews. Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. (photo caption: Miracle Matthews with her Computer-for-Kids certificate. Also in the photo are (L to R) Paul Taylor, speaker at the Graduation; Bruce Levine, SWNA President; Thelma Jones, SWNA YATF Chair; and Gerald Brown, volunteer instructor.
Doing Good: Paul “Big South” Taylor, Legendary Community Hero
Every afternoon around 3:45pm the kids hurry to the recreation center to start their after school program and almost daily they are greeted by a towering 6-foot-7-inch man with long, silver-lined dreadlocks known as Paul “Big South” Taylor. One by one they acknowledge him as “South” while signing in as they proceed to the designated homework […]