News and Noteworthy

In Delaware, 1 in 6 adults struggles to read

Literacy Delaware is helping parents of Head Start students to improve their literacy skills by offering tutoring for English language skills, reading and mathematics to help them navigate basic life skills. Exacerbating the fact that half of Delaware’s third-graders struggle to read is another startling statistic: Nearly 1 in 6 adults are considered “functionally illiterate.” More […]

Grant dollars are coming to the aid of Delaware’s Hispanic population

The Arsht-Cannon fund is awarding more than $677 thousand to 27 non-profits in Delaware. The funds are meant to improve the lives of Hispanics living in the First State. Listen to this story.   The Polytech Adult Education’s Family Literacy Program is receiving $50 thousand over the next two years. Program Director Dr. Betsy Jones says […]

English-learning students need our help: Delaware Voices

All Delaware children deserve the opportunity to find their own place in the world — in their communities and in their schools. For this to happen, we must all recognize the potential in every child, including the more than 10,000 English learners, who represent by far the fastest growing student demographic in Delaware. Over the […]

Rehoboth church continues providing language program

Twice a week, classrooms at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth Beach are full of English language learners. They come from all parts of the world – Sri Lanka, Russia, Syria, Central America – and many work in local restaurants or the poultry processing industry. This year, program director Jesica Sepulveda said more […]

SummerCollab brings boat building (and more) to Sussex County students

Since its official launch as a standalone organization in 2015, SummerCollab has made waves with its innovative summer learning programs for low-income, underserved Delaware students. And the group has already started receiving national honors. SummerCollab was selected as the winner of the National Summer Learning Association’s 2017 Founder’s Award.   One of the org’s programs is Tyler’s Camp, a free camp for low-income […]

Tylers Camp Press Release In Partnership with Sussex Academy

This summer at Tyler’s Camp at Sussex Academy, kids owned their learning. They danced and sang; engineered music, rehearsed, innovated, refined and performed. Kids didn’t just explore subjects like filmmaking, dance, and field hockey; they became filmmakers, dancers, and athletes. This is the power of summer. And at Tyler’s Camp, kids choose what they want […]

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.