It is the simple acts of loving kindness that binds us as a community. DKW believes that these acts of charity are a social obligation and we embrace them whole heartedly.

DKW Supports Reading Program in D.C.


DC’s elementary and middle schools are failing reading standards.

Read and Rise®, a national literacy initiative organized by Scholastic Books, is designed to bring families, schools, and communities together to support children’s literacy development.

Scholastic Read and Rise Book Fairs are designed to:

  • Help families foster the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that support children’s literacy development
  • Help schools engage families through fun, literacy-based events
  • Better prepare children for reading and learning
  • Support schools with their family engagement goals

DKW Supports the Read and Rise program in three ways:

  • We contribute financial support to help make sure every child can connect with a book they want to read
  • Employees lend their time by volunteering at the book fair or acting as reading mentors. National Leadership Council
  • DKW employees have also become reading mentors to elementary and middle school students in DC.

DKW Supports National Leadership Council of Greater Washington


Mr. Washington, DKW’s CEO and President, serves on the Board of Directors of his church and the National Leadership Council (NLC) of Greater Washington, DC.

The NLC is a special opportunity for a select number of members to serve as an advisory board to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) national staff and Board of Directors. NLC members are chosen based on their dedication, service, and commitment to NSCS. Leadership, academic excellence, and community involvement are other traits that each NLC member must exhibit and continue to demonstrate throughout their term.

DKW Supports St. Coletta


DKW is also a committed sponsor of St. Coletta, a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that is a regional leader in serving individuals with intellectual disabilities for nearly 50 years. St. Coletta was founded in 1959 by parents of a child with Downs Syndrome. The school began in the basement of St. Charles Borromeo School in Arlington with five students. Today, St. Coletta of Greater Washington serves over 300 children and adults from Washington, Maryland, and Virginia. It has a school program and two adult day programs.