Interested foster youth must apply for the scholarship by July 8. (Photo by BrianAJackson/iStock Getty Images)

ASPIRE529 returns to give financial aid to foster children

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

A state program that seeks to help foster children in Delaware afford college is back for a third year. ASPIRE529 rewards 20 qualified applicants $529 to youth in or aging out of the foster care system seeking higher education. “The high school graduation rate for youth in foster care in Delaware is just over 50%, with less than 5%t of …

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Food Bank programs look beyond handing over box of groceries

Katie KazimirCulture, Headlines

“Food for today, food for tomorrow” doesn’t just refer to leftovers at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford Branch. The motto encapsulates the nonprofit’s mission to provide Delawareans nourishing food as well as long-term solutions to poverty and hunger. “Food for today” meets the immediate needs of people by various efforts to distribute food, including home delivery, mobile food pantries …