Category: Nonprofit

(AP) — Officials say low-income residents in a Delaware county who are 60 years and older will be able to receive free fresh fruits and vegetables through a state new program. State Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse tells news outlets in a statement the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program will provide coupons to Sussex…

Bank of America is teaming up with Special Olympics Delaware to launch a “Better Money Habits” pilot program for people with disabilities. The partners announced the pilot at the Special Olympics Delaware’s 2018 Athlete Leadership Conference on May 19. The program will roll out nationally later this year. The Better Money Habits program consists of…

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today announced that three Delaware organizations will receive $729,100 in federal grants towards arts education and programming. The recipients include The Grand Opera House, the Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware Division of Arts. “The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity…

Bloomberg Philanthropies has provided a $3.25 million grant to Delaware Pathways towards improving access to economic opportunity for Delaware students. Delaware Pathways, a partnership between the K-12 education system and various public and private partners, offers high school and postsecondary students an opportunity to gain work-based learning experience, college credits and industry credentials. “Thanks to…

(AP) — Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware has begun its own investigation after participants in a construction training program said the nonprofit used them as free labor. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that board members held an emergency meeting Monday after former participants in its HomeWorks “pre-apprenticeship” program told the newspaper that they often worked for…

(AP) — The Delaware Department of Labor is investigating a construction training program after participants said it exploited them. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware’s HomeWorks program is a “pre-apprenticeship.” The 16-week program aims to teach carpentry basics while allowing participants to earn a certification. It is structured…

(AP) — Plans to establish a homeless shelter in southern Delaware have hit a snag after a judge ruled that a local government board erred in granting a special-use exception to zoning laws. The judge late last week overturned a decision by Sussex County’s Board of Adjustment clearing the way for the proposed Immanuel Shelter…