Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C.

Serving the D.C. community since 1917

The Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C. was founded in 1917.  It is one of over 7,500 clubs in Kiwanis International, a global organization of volunteers who organize about 150,000 service projects each year to help people, especially children, in need.

Our diverse, inter-generational membership represents a wide range of industries, including non-profit management, government, banking, law and real estate.  Members enjoy organizing and volunteering at a variety of service projects in the D.C. community.

We welcome you to join us at an upcoming event to learn more!


Loaves and Fishes Project a Great Success!

Volunteers packed over 100 sack lunches and served a Red, Hot & Blue BBQ meal to the clients of Loaves & Fishes.  They look forward to this event every year and we hope to continue the tradition.  Special thanks to project co-chairs, Peter Sacco and Natalie Szemetylo.


Kiwanis Club DC Student Leadership Awards 2016

The scholarship committee received and reviewed more than 100 completed applications and selected 15 more-than-qualified semi finalists and finalists.  Each of the 15 students were awarded a laptop, backpack and software / computer supplies.

On April 28th, more than 100 people showed up for the awards luncheon held at the Ronald Reagan Building downtown.  The reception was highlighted by our guest speaker, Secretary Jim Nicholson, past Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Ambassador to the Holy See.  He gave a compelling speech about the power of education and how that and will power allowed him and his six siblings to get out of poverty and become successful adults.  Towards the end of the ceremony, the 15 finalists were announced and "roasted" by Past-President Vernon Holleman III.  The top three prize winners were:

1st place Joe Riley Scholarship - JaRhonda Roberts - $15,000 - Friendship Schools

2nd place - Michael White - $10,000 - Cornerstone Schools

3rd place - Edwin Ordonez - $7,500 - Bell Multicultural

2014-2015 Kiwanis Club of Washington D.C. Annual Report:

As we move into the new calendar year, we invite you to look back on all that we have accomplished this past year. We look forward to continuing the great service to the children of Washington, D.C.