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"

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Copyright 2013 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 more than 48 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 2012 Annual Report here...
View/download our Winter 2013-2014 Newsletter 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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May 15, 2014
1st Annual Miniature Golf Tournament
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Deadline for Registration: April 30th