Stokes School is dedicated to providing the best possible education to each one of our students. This means a commitment not only to ensuring academic excellence but to maintaining crucial programs such as our award-winning Wellness Initiative, comprehensive support for parents, and our emphasis on community service.


Stokes School’s success depends in large part upon the generosity of community members who provide financial and volunteer support. It is that crucial support that allows us to provide our students with unique opportunities like the International Study Tour to Martinique and Panama for 5th graders; that support also allowed us to move to our  beautiful new facility. But there is still a great deal that needs to be done.

What You Can Do


There are three ways to give to Elsie Whitlow Stokes:

  • Give Resources by checking the Stokes Wishlist for items both small (silverware, soccer balls) and large (kitchen renovation, laptops for students).

  • Give Time by volunteering, either on a one-time or a regular basis.

  • Give Financial Support, either directly to Stokes School or through United Way and CFC of the National Capital Area.


Whether you bringing in a few supplies, provide financial support, or volunteer, each generous donation makes a positive impact on the entire Stokes community. We thank you for your interest in supporting Stokes School.


Give Resources

Some of the items on our “Wishlist” are ambitious, such as our future plans for a greenhouse on campus. Some of them are crucial pieces of equipment, such as a school bus or a new furnace. And many of the items that Stokes School needs are ones that you may have laying around your home – basic essentials such as blank paper, crayons and art supplies, sports equipment, or even extension cords and surge protectors. 


Give Time

Stokes volunteers work on a wide range of activities, including reading to our younger students, working in the Stokes Garden, fundraising, chaperoning field trips, volunteering in the library, making classroom presentations, working in the garden and making Spanish and French instructional materials – and that’s just to name a few!


Volunteer commitments may be year-long, short-term or one-time. To learn more about volunteering at Stokes, contact our Family Engagement Coordinator, Ana Maria Donado: anad@ewstokes.org



Erika Bryant

Executive Director


3700 Oakview Terrace, NE

Washington, DC 20017

202 - 265 - 7237 Phone

202 - 265 - 4656 Fax


Give Financial Support


Stokes School is a proud member of the United Way of the National Capital Area and a participant in this year’s Combined Federal Campaign. By donating to the United Way of the National Capital Area or participating in the CFC, you are ensuring that Stokes will be among the area organizations receiving crucial funds to make a positive impact in D.C. You may also designate your United Way or CFC donation to Stokes School specifically.


Our United Way designation code is 9627. Our CFC designation code is 42834. United Way donors can click here to make their online donations; if you are a federal employee and wish to donate through CFC, please click here.


If you would prefer to donate directly to Stokes, you can make a secure donation online by clicking here. To get more information, call us at (202) 265-7237.