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Left Scrambling: A Parent’s View of Delaware’s Child Care Crisis

October 20th, 2021

Author: Kim Lopez

“Do you know any early childhood educators seeking employment?” This was not a response I was expecting this summer as I called various child care centers seeking the right fit for my one-year-old. This response, coupled with being placed on at least three waiting lists, helped put into focus the child care crisis as it hit dangerously...

Susan Bunting: An Advocate for Children, Especially Those Most in Need

October 18th, 2021

Author: Paul Herdman

Last week I spoke to my longtime colleague Dr. Susan Bunting about the news that she would be leaving her post as Delaware’s Secretary of Education. Navigating the politics of a state system of public education in 2021 (not to mention during a pandemic) is a 24/7 job, and one not filled with too many thank-you notes. In that spirit, thank...

Meet Valdese West

October 6th, 2021

Author: Valdese West

Hello! My name is Valdese West I am the co-investment associate at Rodel. I will be responsible for providing research on potential funders, managing the application processes for grant applications and coordinating reporting requirements. Prior to coming to Rodel, I worked as a mediation coordinator and facilitator at the Virginia Workers...

Welcome to new Vision Coalition Leadership Team Chair, Bettina Tweardy Riveros, J.D.

October 5th, 2021

Author: Rodel Rodel

Vision Coalition of Delaware is proud to announce that Bettina Tweardy Riveros, J.D. will replace outgoing chair, Gary Stockbridge, Regional President, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric. As chief health equity officer, Riveros is responsible for leading health policy and engaging community stakeholders in partnerships to advance...