To work towards the elimination of poverty and to lessen the effects of poverty on low-income people.
First State's Mission
"People Helping People Build Community"  

Buy a Brick and Leave a Legacy!!  Purchase a brick tribute paver with your personalized message and join our efforts to improve the quality of life for low-income Delawareans.  Call 800-372-2240 for more information.
Copyright 2014 First State Community Action Agency, Inc.
Bernice Edwards
Executive Director
​First State Community Action Agency works with individuals and communities to over- come the challenges of unemployment, home- lessness, substandard
conditions, and hunger. Our sense of commitment to this goal is as strong today as it was when we started in 1965.   For almost 49 years, we have been working hard to make a difference in the lives of the citizens of Delaware.
I encourage you to take a moment and explore our site. Learn about First State's services and programs. Check out the latest news and events. Download helpful materials from our print publications. Or take on a more active role in the fight against poverty by making a donation towards a special cause or taking advantage of the employment, volunteer, and partnership opportunities First State offers. As you browse through these pages, I hope you find the information you need. Please don't hesitate to contact us. We just might be able to make a difference in your life too!

View/download our 2013 Annual Report here...
The Promise of Community Action

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
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People Helping People Build Community.
Community Action Agency
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Afterschool Program begins
Oct 1

Sign up today at one of our 7 sites at no charge.  Contact Sandy Hagans at 302-856-7761 for more info. Click here to download application.

Who's got your back?  We do!
Monday, November 17, 2014
49th Annual Dinner & Recognition Ceremony
Dover Downs Conference Center * Dover DE * Reception at 5:30 PM

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Brendan O'Neill, Delaware Public Defender.  Sponsorship Opportunities Available. For more information click here or call 302-856-7761
Sussex County Homebuyer Fair -
Get the Keys to Home Ownership-
Sept 27th, 2014. 
Pre-Register TODAY!

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