Car Wash Raises Funds for Youth Programs

By Southwester Staff The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) held its third car wash on Saturday, June 4 in the parking lot of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Plans for a fourth, timed for YATF’s 40th anniversary this fall, are already in the works, according to  YATF Chair Thelma D. Jones.  The June car […]

Southwest Neighborhood Association Congratulates Scholarship Winners on College Graduation

By Una Yarsky, former SWNA Scholar  This year, the Southwest Neighborhood Association (SWNA) congratulates five college graduates who received the SWNA scholarship award. This scholarship encourages Southwest students to reach their fullest potential during their time at university and will award scholarships throughout their years of study. The graduates for the 2022 school year are: […]

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 […]

Southwest Organizations Urge Action on Climate Change

By Asia Thomas and Wilma Goldstein                                                On Monday, December 6, 2021 three Southwest organizations came together virtually to co-host an event designed to move people toward action on climate change. Members of Waterfront Village, our local aging-in-place organization, and the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Aging in Style Task Force, along with a delegation of students from […]

Mayor Bowser Addresses Southwest Community Questions, Challenges 

 By Melissa Silverman Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser joined a Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) community meeting on October 25 to discuss a range of timely topics, from combating COVID-19 to education, transportation, crime, and even the burgeoning rat population in Southwest.  SWNA is the publisher of The Southwester, and Editor-In-Chief Mike Goodman served as the […]

Southwest Students Awarded College Scholarships

By Audrey Hinton, Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Education and Scholarship Task Force The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force held its 47th annual scholarship awards program on August 15, awarding 23 young people $50,000 in college scholarships.   About 100 viewers joined the pre-recorded virtual event as the students received scholarships ranging from $2,000-$2,500. […]