We help improve 21st century literacy among children and adults in the metropolitan DC area through innovative programs, scholarship opportunities, and public private partnerships
We’re positively impacting lives and the communities we serve, through internships, mentoring and professional training to children and adults via educational and literacy programs
We help spur collaboration by enlisting like-minded partners within government, the private sector, and non-profits, who provide resources to help our children and adults succeed
Our foundation began with a vision to improve literacy for every child and adult no matter who they are or where they live. We harbor love, hope, promise, and inspiration to those we serve.
empowering communities throughout the region
“Our foundation began with a vision to improve literacy for every child and adult no matter where they live”
“Washington Informer Charities was founded by Dr. Calvin Rolark, Sr.
The Wilhelmina J. Rolark Scholarship
Established to aid high school seniors who have demonstrated a passion in community service and social advocacy.
The Calvin W. Rolark Scholarship
Established to aid high school seniors who have demonstrated a desire to pursue a career in communications, journalism, broadcast media or media technology.
Spelling Bee History
STATESMAN FREDERICK DOUGLASS WROTE THAT “KNOWLEDGE MAKES A MAN UNFIT TO BE A SLAVE.” THE WASHINGTON INFORMER CHARITIES BELIEVES LITERACY REMAINS THE CORNERSTONE OF KNOWLEDGE, AS WELL AS A PASSPORT TO GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP. BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2021 KICKS OFF OUR YEAR-LONG...
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Tickets: Adults $25 / Youth (16 & under) $15 Buy Tickets The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Tour includes permanent exhibits, a film, a museum store, an information desk, and a research library, and it serves as the park's primary visitor destination. "I...
The Washington Informer and Washington Informer Charities Congratulate our 36th Annual Washington Informer Spelling Bee Winner! Simon Kirschenbaum Deal Middle School, 7th Grade First Place
Kayden Wilkins, a 5th-grader at Melwood Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, is the winner of the 2018 Prince George’s County Spelling Bee held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the University of Maryland's College Park campus on March 16. He will...
Students, parents, family and friends are invited to attend the Annual Prince George's Spelling Bee sponsored by The Washington Informer and Washington Informer Charities at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 16 at 6PM. The event is FREE and...
We're proud to partner with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday DC Peace Walk and Parade Committee and to sponsor the Annual MLK Holiday DC Parade on Monday, January 15, 2018. ! Washington Informer Charities has participated and supported this event for over 20...
We are excited to announce the planning phase of the 2017 Washington Informer City-Wide Spelling Bee. Interested in being a sponsor or know a child interested in participating? Be sure to contact us ASAP at via the contact form for more information.
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