Southwest Neighborhood Assembly

Southwest Neighborhood Assembly The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (Assembly) is a private, non-profit citizens' organization formed in the 1960s. Its Officers and Directors are chosen in privately sponsored elections each March.
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The Assembly's organizes monthly community meetings and provides other forums to discuss topics of interest and concern to Southwesters. It also leads a number of task forces to further its mission. Education & Scholarship Emergengy Preparedness History Parks & Recreation Technology Transportation Waterfront Planning Workforce Development & Adult Education Youth Activities SWNA publishes The Southwester Newpaper

Mission: To improve the quality of life for all residents; to open to every resident the wide cultural horizon of urban living; to help create rich and equal social, educational, and economic opportunities for residents of Southwest; to assist in providing the opportunity for gainful employment for all; and to promote development of the economic and aesthetic potential of Southwest. This mission shall be pursued without regard to the social, economic, and racial barriers that have divided cities in the past.

Special Meeting - Washington Gas Project Pipeline Update - https://mailchi.mp/swna/special-meeting-washington-gas-projec...
09/28/2020
Special Meeting - Washington Gas Project Pipeline Update

Special Meeting - Washington Gas Project Pipeline Update - https://mailchi.mp/swna/special-meeting-washington-gas-project-pipeline-update

Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Please join us for a special virtual presentation from Washington Gas MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH VIA ZOOM Topic: Update on the Washington Gas Project Pipeline Time: Sep 28, 2020 07:00 - 08:00 PM Apera Nwora, Manager External and Stakeholder Affairs Washington Gas   Marie...

09/16/2020
DC Council At-Large Forum (Day 3)

This is Day 3 of the forum where a select list of At-Large candidates will introduce themselves and speak. Moderated by Mike Goodwin.

Join us for a 3-day virtual event (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) available on Facebook Live for a moderated Q&A panel with our DC Council At-Large Candidates. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions using the chat function to the moderator. All meetings 7-9 pm. Brought to you by SWNA.

09/15/2020
DC Council At-Large Forum (Day 2)

This is Day 2 of the forum where a select list of At-Large candidates will introduce themselves and speak. Moderated by Mitch Ryals.

Join us for a 3-day virtual event (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) available on Facebook Live for a moderated Q&A panel with our DC Council At-Large Candidates. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions using the chat function to the moderator. All meetings 7-9 pm. Brought to you by SWNA.

09/14/2020
Meet the DC At-Large Candidates

This is Day 1 of the forum where a select list of At-Large candidates will introduce themselves and speak.

Join us for a 3-day virtual event (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) available on Facebook Live for a moderated Q&A panel with our DC Council At-Large Candidates. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions using the chat function to the moderator. All meetings 7-9 pm. Brought to you by SWNA.

SWNA Scholarshship AwardsSupporting Education, Building CommunityVirtual event - August 2nd at 4pm - Celebrating 46 year...
07/22/2020

SWNA Scholarshship Awards
Supporting Education, Building Community
Virtual event - August 2nd at 4pm -
Celebrating 46 years of awarding scholarships to SW residents
Register today: swnascholarship.org - login instructions will be forwarded

Learn more about the 2020 census and its importance to you and your future. SWNA will host a zoom meeting on Tuesday, Ma...
05/08/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now

Learn more about the 2020 census and its importance to you and your future. SWNA will host a zoom meeting on Tuesday, May 12th at 7pm. Guest speaker, Melissa Bird, DC Census 2020, Executive Director will update you on the latest DC Census stats and answer your questions.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85398619684or: Dial by your location+1 929 205 6099

You can see how the Tracts are doing at: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html
**On the right side of the page go to "Select State" and scroll down to select “District of Columbia.”
**Then go to "Select County," and select "District of Columbia." **Beneath "Geographies," click on "Census Tract" to pull up more than 150 tracts that cover all of the District.
We want to see blue across the city. The deepest and darkest, the better! No tans or browns of any sort.

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Apollo Watch Party. Free on HBO
04/21/2020

Apollo Watch Party. Free on HBO

Southwest Neighborhood Assembly's cover photo
02/22/2020

Southwest Neighborhood Assembly's cover photo

5am update on Hurricane Dorian. This is a very large and dangerous storm. So far it looks like no direct impacts to DC, ...
09/01/2019

5am update on Hurricane Dorian. This is a very large and dangerous storm. So far it looks like no direct impacts to DC, but we are keeping an eye on it, as forecasts can change.

Check out the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency open house on July 25, 2019!! Lots of great events! Also, if you ...
07/20/2019

Check out the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency open house on July 25, 2019!! Lots of great events! Also, if you are interested in emergency preparedness, consider joining our SWNA Task Force on Emergency Preparedness!!

07/19/2019

Hi Neighbors!

Join us for the next Brown Bag Lunch

Aging in Style
Topic: 3D Printers and The Supply Chain
Date: Friday, July 26, 2019 from 1:00-2:30 PM
Location: 420 4th Street SW (SWBID Office)
Speaker: Celia Paulsen (NIST)

What to expect:
- You bring lunch; we’ll have drinks and dessert for you.
- Lively discussion about how 3D printers can replace the assembly line as they produce frames, car parts and more!

It is going to be a HOT one this weekend in DC - here are some safety tips on how you can keep the kids safe!
07/19/2019

It is going to be a HOT one this weekend in DC - here are some safety tips on how you can keep the kids safe!

July 31st is #nationalheatstrokepreventionday: We've partnered with KidsAndCars.org to prevent heatstroke-related illness and death. Did you know that a child's body temperature rises 3-5 times faster than an adult?

#heatstrokepreventionday #heatstroke #heatsafety #childsafety #carsafety #passthehotcarsact

An important reminder as July 4th approaches - stay safe out there!
07/02/2019

An important reminder as July 4th approaches - stay safe out there!

#July4th Safety Tip: ALWAYS have adult supervision when lighting fireworks. Did you know sparklers burn at 2,000 degrees?

#holiday #safety #july4 #fourthofjuly #childsafety #childprepared #sparklers #fireworks

Many thanks for helping make SWDC more prepared and resilient!!
07/01/2019

Many thanks for helping make SWDC more prepared and resilient!!

Last Saturday, the HSEMA outreach team joined the Southwest Emergency Preparedness Taskforce as they hosted an appreciation brunch for community members. The brunch included residents and representatives from local businesses. The group focuses on emergency preparedness and how it takes an entire community to be prepared.

Have a community event coming up? Invite our team to present! Visit bit.ly/OutreachHSEMA to learn more!

06/30/2019
thesouthwester.com

Extra, Extra, Read all about it - July Southwester on newsstands now! http://thesouthwester.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/southwester0719-v4.pdf

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1101 4th St. SW - PO Box 70131
Washington D.C., DC
20024

General information

Southwest has a rich history of civic engagement. The Assembly's direct predecessor organization, the Southwest Citizens' Association, which was found in 1886 was known to be one of the most active associations of its type in the city. Meanwhile, an all-black Southwest Civic Association emerged and focused on Southwest's substantial black population. When Southwest's built environment was redeveloped in the mid 20th century, a group of prominent citizens lead by Neal Pierce decided it was important to reshape Southwest's social environment. Resting on the principles of openness and inclusiveness, this group established the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly in 1963. To jump-start their efforts, they started the Southwester newspaper and created task forces that focused on several issues: including, education, health and welfare, recreation and employment. Neal Pierce recounted this formative period in a recent Assemly meeting. The Assembly eventually determined a Southwest community center would best advance its goals. To facilitate the process, they formed a companion organization, the Southwest Community Council. The Council's board featured many prominent civic leaders including Walter Washington community center, who would later become D.C.'s first African-American mayor, Charles Horsky, a distinguished advisor to President Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Ravitch, a successful developer who later chaired New York City 's transit agency.

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Join Earth Conservation Corps for their community Halloween Party. There will be horses, Mr. Hoots (the owl), treats, resources and more. Volunteers needed, community service hours available. Please share.
This Saturday - Arena Stage. FREE I hope you'll join a community celebration this Saturday, September 7 (11am-4pm) for the Theatre Week Kickoff Party at Arena Stage. There will be 45+ theatres, performances, children's programming, giveaways, food & drinks...and it's all FREE! Come talk to a designer or director, learn about your favorite company’s upcoming productions, and maybe even discover a theatre you didn’t know anything about! Tickets are free and open to theater lovers and newcomers alike: https://www.todaytix.com/x/washington-dc/shows/18062-theatre-week-kickoff-party-2019 Theatre Week Kickoff Party Saturday, September 7 11am - 4pm Arena Stage - 1101 6th Street SW Free Tickets: https://www.todaytix.com/x/washington-dc/shows/18062-theatre-week-kickoff-party-2019 Theatre Week - September 10-29, 2019 - celebrates the launch of the theatre season in the Washington region with $15 & $35 tickets to 25+ productions, free events, and a kickoff party. Take advantage of the vibrant and diverse programming at theatres in the nation’s capital. More information at THEATREWEEK.org See you there!
Calling all Washington Nationals Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper fans! We've just scored some amazing seats (and parking!!!) for the June 17th game Nationals Park! 2019 Southwest Soiree Section 118 Row N. Check it out! https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/item-detail.cfm…
Brought to you by PAWS of Southwest and . . .
PAWS of Southwest is a SWNA-sponsored group. We partner with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation to manage the Lansburgh Dog Park. We also promote responsible dog ownership, dog friendly events and establishments. Visit us on the PAWS of Southwest FB page of you don’t already! Thank you SWNA for your support!
Amidon-Bowen’s 2019 Southwest Soiree is scheduled! May 18th, 2019 The Amidon-Bowen PTA is hosting its second annual Soiree and silent auction at the Capital Yacht Club. We are seeking to bring the greater community together in support of our neighborhood elementary school. We strongly believe that having a thriving, high-quality school that provides a well-rounded education to all Southwest children will benefit our entire community. Last year tickets sold out fast. Please be sure to get yours soon at bit.ly/2019SWSoiree All funds we receive from ticket sales, donations, and silent auction purchases go directly to support student needs, such as classroom curricula, school supplies, and academic enrichment activities. We will be adding great items and unique experiences to our silent auction site, so please check back often as things will change as we start adding items.
Hello, Does anybody knows where is the Community Meeting today? I just went to the Arena Stage and in closed.
POCKET CHANGE DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 1ST SWNA and SWBID have partnered again on Pocket Change, a micro grant program for Southwest DC. Want to change the world? Start with your neighborhood! We have extended the deadline until Monday, October 1. Get those ideas in! Short application here – deadline October 1: https://www.swbid.org/pocket-change-application Pocket Change invites Southwest DC community members to submit their ideas for community improvement projects. It's simple: the projects must benefit SWDC, be inclusive, be apolitical, and be something that can realistically be implemented within three to six months for $1,000. The sky's the limit! But to help get your creativity flowing, here are a few examples: holding a monthly community birthday party, curating a public art installation, starting a tool library, launching a neighborhood-wide book group, piloting mobile composting collection, launching a Stories of SW video series, hosting a community garage sale, creating the ultimate ‘Welcome to SW’ package for new residents, starting a mentorship program, hosting a community baseball tournament, and the list goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on… More details about Pocket Change: https://www.swbid.org/pocketchange/ RSVP: Finalist Pitch + Vote event on October 21 : https://www.swbid.org/events/2018/9/28/pocket-change-community-voteO
CPIV Parking space for rent. I am renting my off-street numbered reserved parking space. Location north extension lot on 3rd St SW (between G and 395). Available in 2018.
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