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

05/07/2021
thesouthwester.com

What's going on in Southwest DC?
The May 2021 Southwester is online.
http://thesouthwester.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Southwester-May-2021.pdf

04/01/2021
thesouthwester.com

April Southwester coming to a newsstand near you!

http://thesouthwester.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Southwester-April-2021.pdf

02/01/2021
thesouthwester.com

The February Southwester online and on newsstandshttp://thesouthwester.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Southwester-February-2021.pdf

Life's most persistent and urgent question is ,"What are you doing for others?" ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The 2021 M...
01/14/2021
MLK Weekend - Rock Creek Conservancy

Life's most persistent and urgent question is ,"What are you doing for others?"
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 2021 MLK Day of Service is almost here! Americans across the country are rolling up their sleeves in service. Making time to volunteer for the 2021 MLK Day of Service is a great way to engage with your community while honoring the legacy of Dr. King. Each year, Serve DC commemorates the MLK Day of Service by supporting service and civic engagement across the city. Are you ready to get out and serve?

Honor Dr. King’s legacy all year and pledge to serve in his honor throughout the year!

Looking for a way to participate? Here's a list of socially distanced and virtual volunteer opportunities:

Provide a free warm clothing to those in need
Phone banking
Create and donate masks
Gardening
Create neighborhood art
Organize a neighborhood clean-up
Support care facilities via letter writing or virtual meetings
Support youth-serving organizations via virtual mentoring, tutoring or training
Collect and distribute essential clothing and supplies to schools and shelters
Write a letter to service members, first responders or essential workers
Foster shelter animals
Create project kits with instructions and supplies to drop-off, have be picked up, or mailed (similar to printed packets many schools distributed) – a “project-in-a-box”

Community Events

The mission of the non-partisan, non-profit Close Up Foundation is to empower young people to become informed and active citizens. To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the National Day of Service on Monday, January 18, Close Up will host a virtual panel featuring leaders in nonprofits and public service, providing a forum for high school students to ask questions about the importance of service, volunteering, advocacy, and mutual aid. The panel will include leaders from: Serve DC, The Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism and Partnerships; DC Central Kitchen; and Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Washington, DC

Register Here: https://www.mobilize.us/nationaldayofservice/event/369209/

As part of the GW celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to participate in a day of service, leadership development and interfaith dialogue. This year, due to COVID-19, MLK Day of Service and Leadership 2021 will take place virtually on Monday, January 18, 2021. Virtual Service and Workshops will be on a variety of topics that will help you better engage your GW, DC, and hometown communities in service. Students, faculty, and staff can participate.

Register Here: https://gwserves.givepulse.com/event/213498

Every year, in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rock Creek Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service, and Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), celebrates MLK Day with the MLK Weekend of Service. Dr. King devoted his life to equality, social justice, economic advancement, and opportunity for all. This multi-day volunteer event is part of a nationwide effort to empower individuals, build community connections, and celebrate Dr. King’s conviction that ‘all of life is interrelated’ by protecting the parklands that make our region resilient to climate change.

Register Here: https://www.rockcreekconservancy.org/what-we-do/upcoming-events/mlk-day

MLK Weekend of Service 2021 “All life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny.” - From Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1967 Christmas sermon  Every year, in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rock Creek Conserva...

Telephone Townhall update on Coronavirus (COVID-19). Join the Bowser Administration today at 5:00 PM for a Community Lea...
01/06/2021
Community Telephone Townhall on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Telephone Townhall update on Coronavirus (COVID-19). Join the Bowser Administration today at 5:00 PM for a Community Leader Telephone Townhall update on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

RSVP: bit.ly/CommunityCall0106

Please join me every other Wednesday at 5:00pm for a Community Telephone Townhall on coronavirus (COVID-19).

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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04/21/2020

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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.
SWNA - I own 1252 Half Street SW. Not you! Get Your Hands Off My Home! Do Not Submit a Historic District Nomination #HandsOffSWNA @SWNAssembly and Charles W Allen