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Volunteers build a better Delaware

Written on: July 29th, 2013 in Helping Our Neighbors

Guest post by the First Lady of Delaware, Carla Markell. Four years ago, Wilmingtonā€™s H. Fletcher Brown Boys and Girls Club nearly closed its doors, ending the phenomenal services they provide children at critical times in their development. When my husband, Jack, his staff and I signed up to paint the building as a community […]


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It’s Time to Improve the Odds for Young People in Foster Care

Written on: May 10th, 2013 in Helping Our Neighbors

As a parent of a 17 and 20 year old, I understand the balancing act of parenting teens. We still operate under those protective instincts we had when our children were small, yet the job of parenting adolescents brings a whole new set of challenges. For example, we know it’s good to give them the […]


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2013 State of the State: Leading In The World We Now Live In

Written on: January 17th, 2013 in AgricultureEducationEffective & Efficient GovernmentHelping Our NeighborsJob CreationMajor Speeches

Lt. Governor Denn, members of the 147th General Assembly, other elected officials, members of the Judiciary, members of the Cabinet, our state employees, Carla, the people of Delaware. To our new legislative leaders, President Pro Tem Blevins and Speaker Schwartzkopf, congratulations. Thank you for inviting me to address you today. Forty years ago, Korea was […]


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2013 Inaugural Address: Our Generation’s Turn

Written on: January 15th, 2013 in AgricultureEducationEffective & Efficient GovernmentHelping Our NeighborsJob CreationMajor Speeches

Lieutenant Governor Denn, Auditor Wagner, Attorney General Biden, Insurance Commissioner Weldin Stewart, Treasurer Flowers, President Pro Tem Blevins, Speaker Schwartzkopf, Members of the General Assembly, Chief Justice Steele, Judge Jurden, members of the judiciary, former Governor Castle, Former First Lady Jean Tribbitt, our guests from embassies and consulates who have joined us for this occasion, […]


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Governor and Mrs. Markell Kick-Off Annual Week of Service

Written on: January 10th, 2013 in Helping Our Neighbors

Four years ago, Carla and I invited you to join us in a statewide Weekend of Service. You embraced that call to service and, with your enthusiasm and commitment, we were able to dramatically increase the reach of volunteerism in Delaware. We cannot thank you enough for the hundreds of thousands of hours you have […]


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