News and Noteworthy

Vision to learn: Giving kids a chance to succeed

Once again, Delaware is first in the nation – this time in finding a solution to help kids do better in school. Since 2014, the state of Delaware has been working with the nonprofit organization, Vision To Learn, to solve a problem of which most are unaware: many children are unable to see the board, […]

Arsht Cannon Fund grants DCRAC $25,000 To be used for the Low Income Tax Clinic

The Delaware Community Reinvestment Council, Inc., (DCRAC) has received a $25,000 grant from the Arsht Cannon Fund for its Low-Income Tax Clinic (LITC), which annually provides assistance to more than 200 Delawareans who have active controversies with the IRS concerning taxes. “Since 2004, the Arsht-Cannon Fund has donated more than $8.3 million to support non-profit organization programs […]

Hispanic Outreach and Boys Scholarship Programs to Benefit from Arsht-Cannon Grants

Girls and boys from Lewis-Dual Language Elementary school will continue to dance at Wilmington Ballet thanks to the Arsht-Cannon Fund’s generous support of the school’s outreach programs. The Arsht-Cannon fund has given the dance school over $5000 in grant funding to support and expand Wilmington Ballet’s program with Lewis Elementary in downtown Wilmington. The program, […]

Dr. Christine Cannon receives Estrella Award

Dr. Christine Cannon from the Arsht-Cannon Fund received the Estrella Award for her contributions to the local Hispanic community at the 2016 Delaware Hispanic Awards on April 1st at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware.  

OperaDelaware Receives New Funds from Arsht-Cannon for Children’s Project

WILMINGTON, Del. – OperaDelaware announced today that its Neighborhood Choir program has received $15,000 in new funds from the Arsht-Cannon Fund. These dollars will ensure that this program for children in underserved communities remains strong and viable in 2016. Approximately 150 children receive the gift of music during after school programs at Lewis Elementary School […]

OperaDelaware’s Neighborhood Choir Program gets $15,000 grant

OperaDelaware announced  its Neighborhood Choir program has received $15,000 from the Arsht-Cannon Fund.  The funding  will ensure that this program for children in underserved communities remains strong and viable in 2016, a release stated. Approximately 150 children are part of  school programs at Lewis Elementary School and the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington, and […]

Bilingual education in the First State

Delaware Public Media’s Anne Hoffman sat down with Andrea Flores, a bilingual first grade teacher, to talk about education’s changing landscape in Delaware. Education is the theme of Thursday’s second annual Delaware Latino Summit. Specifically, the summit is focusing on training more First State teachers to be culturally competent. Andrea Flores is an example of […]

Strong and Healthy Latinas event celebrates 10 years of bringing Hispanic community together for good health

The 10th annual Latinas Fuertes y Saludables — Strong and Healthy Latinas — conference, Oct. 24 at Bayard Middle School in Wilmington, combined equal parts education, health services and celebration. Latinas Fuertes y Saludables is a special program presented entirely in Spanish for women of all ages and their families. The event included health education, […]

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The OperaDelaware and The Wilmington Children’s Chorus Teamed Up for the Neighborhood Choir Program

Students at Warner Elementary School in Wilmington celebrate the end of a successful May concert in the Neighborhood Choir program, a collaboration between The OperaDelaware and The Wilmington Children’s Chorus The project, funded in part by the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Arsht-Cannon Fund, was launched in 2014 at Warner and added 3 […]