For the past eleven years, The Rotary Club of Washington DC with the cooperation and endorsement of the DC Public School System, has distributed student dictionaries to every third grade student in the public school system.
 Last Fall, 86 Rotary volunteers personally handed this great resource/dictionary to all third graders in Wards 1-5, 7&8. The Capitol Hill Rotary Club continues to deliver to all Ward 6 third graders. The Project launches each October and deliveries are between now and the end of the calendar year based on each person's availability and scheduling with the elementary school.
The Dictionary Project has been well received by school principals, teachers, students and parents.  This project is a part of our club’s role to further Rotary International’s goal of helping improve literacy throughout the world. All third grade students get to put their name in their book, take it home, and use it throughout their academic life.  You make a difference when you reach out to these 3rd graders. They are so much fun.
We hope you will join us for the Fall of 2015 so that we can begin the process of organizing delivery of the dictionaries as we have in past years.  This project is funded by a generous individual grant and the Rotary Club of Washington, DC Foundation.
Once you volunteer, we will send you the name and address of your assigned school along with instructions on picking up the books at our storage facility in NE (NoMa). 
This is a huge project and we need your participation.  We look forward to your help. Please email Co-Chair Marilyn Cruz at to volunteer.