Building Opportunity in Delaware 2023!

The DCF believes communities are stronger when we all have the opportunity to thrive, so we are Building Opportunity in Delaware through an annual series of activities and events to advance important conversations. Read more about our Building Opportunity movement or experience it for yourself through our Book Circles, Keynote and Community Conversations.

Film Screening

Thank you for joining us on Sept. 23 for the film screening of Freedom Writers, the movie based on Gruwell’s book, presented in partnership with the Rehoboth Beach Film Society.


On Oct. 18, Erin Gruwell spoke at the 2023 Building Opportunity Keynote Presentation. Thank you for joining us!


Season 5 of our Building Opportunity Podcast is almost here! DCF President & CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay spoke with community leaders about being advocates for the voice of the next generation. The first episode will be available Nov. 1.

Book Circles

In 2023, we read and discussed Dear Freedom Writer,  by Erin Gruwell.

The Delaware Community Foundation is committed to building opportunity for all and advancing racial equity.

Our community is stronger when we all have the opportunity to thrive, and for too long there have been, and continue to be, historic barriers, legal and cultural, to the full participation of Black and brown Delawareans.

In the fall of 2018, we launched Building Opportunity in Delaware, an annual program that brings a national speaker to Delaware who shares big ideas, sparks community conversations, and inspires civic action through their research and writing on the issues contributing to inequity and the opportunity gap in our country.

Learn more about how we’re collaborating in the community and how you can get involved.

Book Circle Sponsor

Keynote VIP Reception Sponsors


Youth Leadership Sponsors


Corporate Sponsors

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