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New Castle County Executive Announces Applications Are Being Accepted for the National Health Corps Delaware 2021 Pilot Program

Why Serve Delaware?

New Castle County is home to the State of Delaware's 2021 pilot expansion of the National Health Corps program.

Unlike its sister sites around the country, NHC Delaware  will operate this pilot using federal CARES Act funds, and, therefore member service activities for this pilot will solely focus on ongoing COVID-19 response efforts occurring community-based and community health organizations around the County.  Member work will include capacity-building work including roles as Care Coordinators, Health Educators, Case Managers, Patient Navigators and Outreach Coordinators at some of the state’s most well-known and innovative nonprofit organizations, who are already meeting the needs of Delawareans in the throes of the pandemic. 

Last winter County Executive Meyer, along with Senator Chris Coons,  Senator Tom Carper and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester announced this new program. Another difference in the NHC-Delaware pilot is that, unlike many AmeriCorps programs around the country and even among the other sites in the National NHC Network, the Delaware program will only accept applications from applicants who are already residents of New Castle County. County Executive Meyer believes that this key difference in application requirements exponentially improves the program’s ability to become a workforce development and career exploration opportunity for New Castle County residents.  The other requirements to apply are identical to the National program: that applicants have earned their High School Diploma or GED, and are at least 18 years old. 

This is an unique opportunity to contribute to the national, regional and local response to COVID-19's devastating impact on all Americans.  It is also an opportunity for New Castle County residents to explore opportunities in community health, health advocacy and many other important roles in the field of public health.

Meet Our Members

Penelope Velasco smiling for the camera with a lake in the background.
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Jenn Ruebush smiling in a selfie in front of Lutheran Community Services van.
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Aliyah smiling for the camera with a black shirt and white background.
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Amani Thurman smiling for the camera with a striped shirt and white wall background.
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Nancy Arellano standing in front of a wall with glass bottles used as art.
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Our Host Sites

Urban Bike Project of Wilmington, Inc.
1500 North Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Urban Bike Project of Wilmington, Inc.
1500 North Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Lutheran Community Services
2809 Baynard Blvd.,
Wilmington, DE 19802-2967
New Castle County Department of Community Services
New Castle County
Government Center
87 Read's Way
New Castle, DE 19720
Westside Family Healthcare
1802 West 4th St.
Wilmington, DE 19805
National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Delaware Chapter
Community Services Building
100 West 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19894
Food Bank of Delaware
222 Lake Drive
Newark, DE 19701
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic/ St. Francis Healthcare
701 North Clayton Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
ChristianaCare
200 Hygeia Drive
Newark, DE 19713
ChristianaCare
200 Hygeia Drive
Newark, DE 19713
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Community Services Building
100 West 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Member Positions

Member Position Host Site Status Sort ascending
CHRISTIANA CARE - Harrington Value Institute Community Partnership ChristianaCare
NCBW - Sisters Saving Sisters Coordinator National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Delaware Chapter
TRINITY/ST. FRANCIS - Health Education & Outreach Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic/ St. Francis Healthcare
FBD - Community Engagement Coordinator Food Bank of Delaware
WFH - COVID-19 Pandemic and Influenza Coordinator(s) Westside Family Healthcare