Delaware Libraries

Communities of Excellence

Delaware Communities of Excellence’s goal is to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. The initial work is developing a seamless, comprehensive literacy system as a foundation to ensure equity for all.

The Delaware COE collaborative employs a collective impact approach, because large-scale social change requires broad, cross-sector coordination.


Creating Equity Through Literacy


Delaware Communities of Excellence initially focuses on developing a comprehensive literacy ecosystem that promotes equity and impacts Delawareans for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in Delaware.


  • Equity – We value and will ensure that Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity are embedded in all the work that we do!
  • Respect – We respect the community, partners and individuals we serve and our behaviors and work will reflect that through transparent, empathetic and trusting relationships that honor an individual’s privacy.
  • Collaboration – We provide opportunities for the community, partners and individuals to be engaged, acknowledged and heard. Collaboration is the catalyst for Delaware Communities of Excellence.
  • Adaptability – We are continuous learners and open to change. We are agile and adaptable to the needs of our collaborative and the community it serves.