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SWT Invites You In...

community: a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests. source: Merriam-Webster

Beyond the work and programs of SWT, our single greatest honor has been cultivating this beautiful webbed community. From our SWT families, Lee’s Barbershop, our community and business partners, to our donors and funders- one thing is for sure: WE TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER.

In the midst of another challenging pandemic year, the rising costs of basic necessities such as food and gas, the wear and tear of life, this SWT community has stepped up and stepped in, covered each other, and generously extended grace, love, and compassion. We are grateful for each of you.

And now, as we head into our busiest season of the year, we invite you to meaningfully and intentionally support, connect, and uplift this powerful and loving SWT community.

As always, your donations power our work. It is always our sincere hope that you see the power of your support year after year.

Here’s what is going on in the SWT community. Connect with us!

Here’s What’s Coming Up Next!

The Shape Up @Lee’s Barbershop (in-person) We are always excited to be back at Lee’s Barber Shop in SE DC. Join us for the pre-homecoming edition on expanding Black love. Meet us there on October 15th from 11AM - 12PM.

CNHED’s Equitable Communities Conference (in-person)

We are excited to join Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development’s 2022 Equitable Communities Conference on October 5th for the Meeting People Where They Are Panel from 3:45-5:00 PM.

Families4Families Grocery Drive

Fall grocery drops are already underway thanks to our Yorktown and Bethesda high school students. If you know a family that lives in Ward 7 or Ward 8 who could use some extra groceries, please email us at Also if you are interested in helping us distribute groceries, please email us at for more info. The next drop dates are Oct 15, Nov 12, and Dec 10, 2022.

DataKindDC @ Georgetown University

SWT is excited to partner with the DC chapter of DataKind for their DataDive on October 22, 2022. This hackathon style event will use SWT de-identified data set to find trends and impact stories in our work. To learn more about the event and our scope of work, please click here.

RECAP: In case you missed it!

Estate Planning & The Black Community video- Save and share this as a great starting point to your estate planning process! The amazing Latavia Alexander, Esq. of & Natalie Coore defined and discussed executors, trustees, wills, probates, medical directives and more.

The Shape Up: Protect Black Women- Journalist J Hall and Lawrence V. Cosby, Esq. lead an important and real convo about what it means to protect Black women beyond simply the hashtag.


Reminder: Grab your Freedom tea blend today!

The Black Leaf Tea & Culture Shop & SWT teamed up to bring you this beautiful and delicious custom loose leaf tea blend. Grab yours today and support two Black businesses at once.


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