Welcome

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Bernice Edwards, Executive Director

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.

Our Promise to You

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.

Our Services

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Client Based Services

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Community Development & Housing

  • Community Development

  • La Casita Outreach

  • Housing

You can register for services online!  Click the link above to start.

Call us! 1-800-372-2240

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Employment, Training & Special Services

  • Adult Culinary Arts

  • Senior Companion Program

  • Senior Community Service Employment

  • After School Programs

  • Summer Enrichment Camp

  • Summer Youth Employment

  • Year Round Youth Employment

  • Workforce Development

  • Teen Programs

  • Now We're Cooking

Our 
Story

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Founders, Sussex County Community Action Agency, Circa 1965

We will never forget where we came from...

In 1965, a group of concerned citizens came together with a common goal - to fight the scourge of poverty that was impacting their friends and neighbors in rural Sussex County.  This group formed the Sussex County Community Action Agency which later became First State Community Action Agency serving the entire State of Delaware.  Today, 57 years later, we are still serving.