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
Each year The Washington Informer and Washington Informer Charities plan and host an event related to the Arts and Culture of the African American Community out in the community that is a day of interaction and remembrance of the African American heritage. This year,...
PURPOSE Scripps, a diversified multi-media company, established the National Spelling Bee to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary, learn concepts, and develop correct English that will help them all their lives. Spellers experience the...
Washington Informer Hosts Competitive 2023 County Spelling Bee PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTYBy Richard D. ElliottWI Contributing Reporter With a crowd of more than 300 family members, teachers and special supporters, 25 students competed for the title of winner at the 2023...
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...
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