OUR SERVICES

WE SUPPORT

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 EDUCATE

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 RALLY

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

WE CARE

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.

“ Dr. Calvin Rolark was a teacher and an inspiration to all of us who tried to work for a progressive community and city. He got things accomplished that to others seemed impossible. His dogged determination to see that right is done and justice prevailed carried the day on many issues, and brought along others to try and follow in his footsteps. He and Wilhelmina were truly a dynamic duo.”
JACK OLENDER

Attorney At Law

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.

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LATEST UPDATES

WIC Sponsors MLK Holiday DC Peace Walk and Parade
WIC Sponsors MLK Holiday DC Peace Walk and Parade

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...

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Gearing up for our Annual City-Wide Spelling Bee
Gearing up for our Annual City-Wide Spelling Bee

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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In February: The African American Heritage Tour
In February: The African American Heritage Tour

Washington Informer Charities' annual African-American Heritage Tour is fast approaching. The day-long event includes a tour highlighting the region's rich African American history. The day-long trip also features performances by local artists and information...

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New Website in the Works for WIC
New Website in the Works for WIC

Washington Informer Charities will be getting a digital facelift! A new website is in the works for the charity, which serves as a central communication hub for regular updates on the organization's initiatives and activities. Otim Williams PR has been tapped for the...

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WAYS TO GIVE BACK

DONATE TODAY

DONATE TODAY: Click below and make a tax-deductible donation to support the work of Washington Informer Charities. Any amount helps.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Support education, empowerment and inclusion by sponsoring one of our annual events. Click on the link below to access our contact form.

VOLUNTEER

Partner with Washington Informer Charities through offering your services, products, or time to make a difference in someone’s life.

GET CREATIVE!

We love meeting others as passionate as we are in promoting education. Get in touch and share your ideas or just say hello!
   

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK
What a fruitful partnership we’ve enjoyed with Washington Informer Charities. Having fun, giving back and supporting the community is what it should always be about.

Maureece W.
DC Business Owner

We had such a great time being a part of the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. Good times and looking forward to next year!

Eddie S.
Virginia Resident

Thanks for your commitment to making a difference in the lives of youth. I’ve seen first-hand the positive effect your programs have on the youth who participate

Diane F.
DC Resident

WIC is a great organization and we’re happy to support their work. Literacy is a key component of communication that cannot be undervalued

Michelle M.
DC Parent and Resident