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ChristianaCare Community Investment Fund announces $1.1 million in grants

ChristianaCare is providing $1.1 million through its Community Investment Fund to 13 nonprofit organizations.This is the second round of grants since the Community Investment Fund’s launch in 2019. ChristianaCare is partnering with organizations that provide resources for healthy meals, a safe place to sleep, and homes that are healthy, safe and affordable, reflecting the findings of ChristianaCare’s Community Health Needs Assessment.In Delaware, 12.6% of...

Municipal utility workers bring power to Navajo nation

Line workers from Delaware's municipally owned electric utilities spent recently spent a week in the sprawling Navajo nation as part of a project to connect members to the grid. The effort from the Delaware Municipal Electric Corp. is part of Light Up Navajo, a long-running project of the tribal utility and the American Public Power Association. The Navajo Nation, which is...

Giving back: Ukraine relief update, GOLO donation to Nemours; SoDel’s $10,000 to Freeman Foundation

Members of the General Assembly, Donate Delaware, PAM Health, Charity Crossing, the Delaware Council on Faith-Based Leadership, and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long recently loaded several truckloads of badly needed items for the people of Ukraine. “The brutal assault on Ukraine by Russian forces has left millions of Ukrainians displaced and in need of life-saving resources,” said  Hall-Long. “These brave people...

Stockbridge, Schoenhals, Dianatasis to be honored for education efforts

“There are so many people in Delaware that really have a passion for education,” said Gary Stockbridge, former regional president of Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric. “And 80 percent of the stuff we all have a passion for, we all actually agree on. But so often today, people spend 90 percent of their time on the 10 percent of the ‘stuff’ that...

Pilot program will train women offenders nearing release for customer experience careers

Tech Impact, the Delaware Department of Correction, and the Delaware Department of Education launched a pilot Tech Impact customer experience training program, CXWorks, at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution, New Castle. The program, already in place in the Las Vegas, NV area,   is funded by a grant from Barclays in an effort to connect women who are returning to the...

Sussex Habitat gets $650,000 grant for energy-efficient mobile home skirting

Energize Delaware is making a difference in Delaware.  Most recently a $650,000 grant was awarded by Energize Delaware’s Empowerment Grant to the Sussex County Habitat for Humanity to renew their insulated skirting program. Established in 2020, the Empowerment Grant funded a pilot program administered by Sussex County Habitat for Humanity for $100,000 to provide insulated skirting  for manufactured homes in...

Giving back: Do More 24 raises more than $2.6 million

Do More 24 Delaware 2022, “Delaware’s Giving Day,” raised more than $2.6 million in the 24 hours between 6 pm March 3 and 6 pm March 4, exceeding the amount raised during last year’s event.  Highlights The event supported more than 500 nonprofits.  The event raised over $4.5 million in the past two years. - More than 10,000 Delawareans donated to their...

World Trade Center of Delaware issues appeal for medical equipment for Ukraine

The World Trade Center of Delaware is issuing an appeal for donations of medical supplies and equipment for Ukraine as it deals with a Russian invasion. "The situation in Ukraine is devastating but we have an opportunity to assist. Please see a list of requested supplies that are urgently needed to be sent to the to the Polish and...

Delaware State University’s Wilmington site unveiled

The Delaware State University Riverfront was unveiled on Friday. The $4.7 million building in Wilmington's train station-riverfront area was donated by Capital One to the university last summer. (About the photo: From left to right: U.S. Sen Tom Carper, Delaware State University student Anaya Patterson, Delaware Gov. John Carney, Delaware State University President Dr. Tony Allen, Capital One Delaware Market President...

Delaware hospitals seek volunteers to ease staffing challenge

The Delaware Healthcare Association is calling for volunteers to sign-up to provide staffi support for Delaware hospitals at www.deha.org/hospitalhelp during the current Covid-19 surge. The new online sign-up form is intended for those willing to commit to two or more shifts of work per week at a local Delaware hospital to help fill clinical and non-clinical support roles to...

Music School of Delaware receives $10 million scholarship endowment gift

The Music School of Delaware Board of Directors announced the largest gift in the school’s history. The organization is the beneficiary of $10 million from a trust established by the late Mary Ellen Northrop. The gift will establish the Mary Ellen Northrop Endowed Fund for Music Education providing scholarships to qualifying students. The fund will complement the school’s current financial...

Siegfried Youth Leadership holds hybrid student event

Siegfried Youth Leadership Program,  a collaborative effort between The Siegfried Group, LLP, the University of Delaware's Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, and Junior Achievement of Delaware recently brought a unique hybrid live-stream assembly to four Delaware schools. "We know that students, along with the rest of the world, are growing tired of virtual interactions," said Amy Devlin, vice president at Siegfried. "After...

Reforestation project aids Great Cypress Swamp in southern Sussex

A large-scale reforestation project underway in southern Sussex County near the Maryland border. The project is a  cooperative effort between Delaware Wild Lands and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. The 80-acre “Long Field'' project site sits within Delaware Wild Lands' 10,600-acre Great Cypress Swamp. Once an isolated, low-yield agricultural field, the Long Field needed both wetlands and forest restoration to...

From WHYY: Refugees arrive in Delaware from Afghanistan and other nations

As U.S. forces pulled out of Afghanistan in August, Jewish Family Services of Delaware pledged to help 30 refugees start a new life in the First State. Since then, 24 individuals from Afghanistan, plus another 18 from Rwanda, Sudan, and other countries have begun the resettlement process in New Castle County. The 24 Afghan refugees are among thousands who’ve been...

Personnel File: Food Bank, Santora, Corrections, Food Bank, DRBA, WSFS, Bayhealth, Chicken Council, Beebe, Longwood, Downtown Visions, Fox & Roach

Food Bank announces organizational changes The Food Bank of Delaware announced an enhanced organizational structure and leadership promotions. The new structure organizes the Food Bank into two distinct service areas – food distribution and workforce and community development.    Chief Operating Officer Trevor Turner will help provide leadership and strategic vision for the organization and will oversee the day-to-day management and supervision of physical...