First for November 10, 2017

First Look
Recidivism rates in Delaware show 76 percent of ex-offenders are rearrested 3 years after they get out. A re-entry simulation at Delaware State University gave state lawmakers, police officers and members of the criminal justice community a chance to see for themselves why that number is so high. Walk through this eye-opening simulation in this week’s First Look.

Community Interactions
Finding daily activities that build life skills, as well as provide recreation for adults living with intellectual disabilities, can be challenging. But as one New Castle family learned, developing partnerships like the one they have with Community Interactions, a support service organization, is proof it can be done.

First Experience
The Delaware Art Museum has a new exhibit of famed painter John Sloan’s work. It’s the first major exhibition of his work since 1988. Many of the paintings in the exhibition are over 100 years old and needed a bit of TLC before going on display. First Experience went behind the scenes to see these beautiful works being restored.

First Person
United Way of Delaware recently joined state and education officials to launch a campaign to improve student’s reading rates by the third grade. It’s called the Delaware Campaign for Grade Level Reading. Here to give us a better understanding of the campaign is Michelle Taylor, President and CEO of the United Way.

Hospice Cares
For 35 years, Delaware Hospice has been helping patients and families face the end of life. As Delaware’s population continues to skew older, the nonprofit has expansion plans to serve an aging population that continues to grow.

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