The “SANDRA M. CLARK COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” was created to honor persons who are making significant contributions to their community. The honoree selected should serve as an advocate for youth and their families who strives to make this world a better place.
On Saturday, June 20th, a Delaware Juneteenth Freedom caravan with vehicles garnered with decorations, signs and balloons. They also played music and honked horns while parading through the City of Wilmington. It became a very proud moment of celebration, recognizing African American freedom from slavery on June 19th ,1865.
On Friday, June 19th, a virtual uplifting, faith-filled observance was held by the Simpson United Methodist Church, where the Reverend Pearl Scott is the pastor. Again several elected officials, including our state Governor, John Carney joined with words of encouragement. Afterwhich, a panel discussion was held on African American mental trauma by professionals in theContinue reading “JUNETEENTH OBSERVANCE AND PANEL DISCUSSION”
On Monday, June 1, a virtual Juneteenth flag raising was presented, kicking off the 2020 Juneteenth celebration. Many prominent community advocates, public servants and previous year Juneteenth flag raising videos were streamed on social media. This activity was viewed by thousands around the nation.
On Friday, May 29th, 2020 we conducted a COVID-19 Donation Drive. Our youth and families collected toiletries. They were then sorted and packaged on the grounds of Simpson United Methodist Church in Belvedere, Delaware. The next day, our organization distributed over 150 personal care packages between the Sunday Breakfast Mission and the Route 9 LibraryContinue reading “COVID-19 RELIEF GIVEAWAY”
On Saturday, May 2nd 2020, It became very important to continue with workshops for our youth and families, especially during these times of uncertainty. Because it’s been proven that African Americans are the most affected, we conducted a workshop on Mental Trauma. Afterwards, another workshop was conducted on Teen relationships and domestic violence.
In these changing times, DEJA has now found it necessary to adjust to this new norm. We are moving forward with innovative changes to our information dissemination component in our prevention programming. It will begin with Virtual Family Enrichment Program Sessions. We are inviting you to the first of many scheduled Zoom meetings. Please joinContinue reading “Virtual Family Enrichment Program Update”
Greetings All DEJA Contestants, Families and Friends, As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts our community, we the Delaware Juneteenth Association are guided more than ever by our values, love and excellence. In an effort to anticipate the need and to protect the safety of our participants, we have cancelled several workshops and reorganized other activities. To date,Continue reading “COVID-19 Juneteenth Update”