Shaw Community Ministry
Shaw Community Ministry (SCM) is based in the Lincoln Westmoreland Apartments, a low-income housing complex located at 7th and R Streets, NW, in Washington DC's Shaw neighborhood. Founded in 1991 as an urban ministry by Westmoreland and Lincoln Temple Churches and the Potomac Association, SCM's mission is to work together with the children, youth, adults and seniors of the Shaw community to enhance lives and to expand opportunities. We accomplish this by maintaining respectful relationships and supporting specified programs in education, health and wellness, leadership and youth development.
SCM offers after school tutoring for the children and youth, access to a computer lab, offers nutrition promotion, healthy cooking and exercise classes and actively encourages and empowers promising young people to go to college. Every year, SCM offers college scholarships, summer camp scholarships, career counseling, as well as Thanksgiving baskets and an eagerly anticipated Christmas party.
Over the past 18 years, Westmoreland has provided generous financial and volunteer support for SCM activities. SCM invites Westmorelanders and friends to explore the many exciting volunteer opportunities available at www.shawministry.org.
Page last updated 10 April 2011.