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Connecting Generations

Lynda Neff, Director of Development, discussed how the program brings caring adults into Delaware schools, helping with homework, conversation, or companionship to help students acquire the social and emotional skills they need to succeed in school, work and life.  Over 1,500 students at 91 schools receive the intervention, originally founded by a retired businessman as…
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New Castle County Library System

Community Services Manager Diana Brown discussed the libraries of New Castle County and its programming and offerings, from traditional hard copies of the latest best sellers, to e-magazines and e-books, to book clubs, 3rd Grade Reading Readiness, coding and crafts.  She discussed the various ways to access the collections, from online to on-site, with book…
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Fair Housing with Community Legal Aid Society

Meghann O'Reilly Karasic, Supervising Attorney for Fair Housing at Delaware's Community Legal Aid Society, discussed state and federal protections in housing and how CLASI works with area residents to ensure they are being treated fairly.  She discussed their efforts to end discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, creed, marital or familial status, age…

NAMI Delaware 04/22

Coutney O’Connor, Development Manager, and Jessica Stevenson, Community Engagement Coordinator, of NAMI Delaware discussed their agency’s mission, to ‘support, educate and advocate until there is a cure for severe and persistent mental illness.’  We began the discussion by defining mental illness, breaking it down to feelings, thought and moods that affect ‘normal life’ and your…
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Meals on Wheels Delaware 04/15

Anne Love, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Delaware, and Tom Hannum, Chef and owner of Buckley's Tavern, discussed the upcoming Cellar Masters Wine Auction and Celebrity Chefs Brunch fundraisers. Anne explained the work of her agency, to raise funds for the five statewide meal delivery providers, City Fare and Newark Senior Center, Modern Maturity…
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The Delaware Combined Campaign for Justice - an ROI of 7 to 1!

Dan Atkins, Executive Director of Community Legal Aid Society, discussed the work the Combined Campaign for Justice does, how the 36 attorneys at the three non-profit legal aid societies, the Community Legal Aid Society, the Delaware Volunteer Legal Services and the Legal Services of Corporation of Delaware have delivered an economic return of $7.23 for…
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Autism Delaware 04/01/18

Teresa Avery, Executive Director of Autism Delaware, returned in time for April's Autism Awareness Month, the time to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Teresa discussed the services offered by Autism Delaware, including Family Navigators, who can help the family wind their way through evaluations, programs, educational and benefit applications and other services, and POW&R,…
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Ronald McDonald House of Delaware 03/25/18

Pam Cornforth, the President and CEO of the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, discussed its history and future as a residence for families of seriously or chronically ill or injured children who've traveled to area hospitals for medical treatment.   The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer respite at Bayhealth Medical Center, Christiana Care, and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital…
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