Calvin & Wilhelmina Rolark, Founders of UBF
Mission of the United Black Fund, Inc.
UNITED BLACK FUND … MEETING UNMET NEEDS…
MAKING OUR COMMUNITY BETTER
From its very beginning 1n 1969 44 years ago, the United Black Fund, Inc. worked to HELP PEOPLE HELP THEMSELVES. Organized by everyday people, and led by two extraordinary community leaders, Dr. Calvin and Wilhelmina Rolark, UBF pioneered community based efforts to improve the lives of Blacks and impoverished people in the Washington DC Area.
UBF showcases Family focused initiatives that provide parents with tools for raising children; that encourage neighborhood education and recreation activity to guide and direct youth; that serve critical needs of special populations; and that promote community based problem solving.
In continuing the work required for our youth to grow into their full design, for our families to gather the resources required for nurturing and living, for our community to end violence and promote respect and cooperation.