Our Vision
To eliminate the paradox of poverty by replacing despair with opportunity, enabling each individual to reach his/her full potential and enjoy the highest standard of life.
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  • 16 week training in a commercial kitchen with a hands on Chef!

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Our Mission
To work towards the elimination of poverty and lessen the effects of poverty on people of low-income.
Community Action is all about YOU!  

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Request For Proposal (RFP)

First State is seeking a Focus Group & Key Informant Interview Facilitator.  Qualified/interested applicants can download the RFP here.
Deadline for submissions is July 23, 2021
Summer Camp will be starting soon!   REGISTER NOW to receive more information!
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Bernice Edwards has been a champion of the COVID-19 vaccine in our communities and has went above and beyond to ensure that equitable access to the vaccine is a priority here in Delaware.

The staff at First State Community Action Agency, under Bernice’s leadership, have worked countless hours to be sure that anyone in our state who wants a vaccine is able to get it.

To date, over 3,300 individuals have received their COVID-19 vaccine at a site coordinated by First State and our partners! If you haven’t received yours yet or you have questions please connect with us today!

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