Summer camp scholarships available
Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and children with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division.

Families with children ages 5 to 12 who meet residency and income requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To be eligible, 5-year-old children must have completed kindergarten. Children must be entering first through sixth grade.

Scholarship awards are based on income-eligibility and will be awarded according to funding availability.

Scholarship applications are available at all Volusia County public libraries; Parks, Recreation and Culture offices; and the Human Services offices at 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand; 250 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach; 107 E. Canal St., New Smyrna Beach; and 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City.

Applications also are posted at

Completed applications will be accepted at these times and locations:
• 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand
• 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach
• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona
• 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach

After April 30, applications may be submitted in person or by mail to the Volusia County Community Assistance Division, 110 W. Rich Ave., DeLand, FL 32720. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Incomplete applications and applications mailed before April 30 will not be considered. Applications for eligible clients will be placed on a waiting list until an opening becomes available.

For more information, call Brittany Scott at 386-736-5955.

Deltona to educate residents on housing rights
In recognition of Fair Housing Month, the City of Deltona’s Housing and Community Development Office is planning a Fair Housing Open House to educate residents about their housing rights and responsibilities. The open house is 4 to 7 p.m., April 14, at Deltona City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd.

Residents will be able to explore why they may have been turned away from renting or purchasing a home, explore which housing option is best for their families, understand their credit score and how to repair and maintain it and understand fair housing rights.

Residents also will have the opportunity to engage a wide range of professionals on various housing topics. Attorneys, realtors, bankers and more will be on hand, providing credit information, legal advice and financial information.

City staff will explain current owner-occupied repair programs and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Fifth Third Bank is bringing its Financial Empowerment Mobile or “eBus” which will allow residents access to professional financial advice and guidance.

Free hot dogs, snacks and beverages will be provided.

The event is sponsored by TD Bank, Fairwinds Credit Union, Southern Title, Fifth Third Bank, Walmart and Publix.

Junior League to host Kids in the Kitchen event
The Junior League of Daytona Beach has scheduled its annual Kids in the Kitchen event at the Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Saturday, April 11 at 9 a.m. This free event focuses on healthy eating and exercise for kids and for the entire family and will feature live cooking demonstrations, healthy eating ideas, delicious food samples, fun activities and prizes.

Celebrity Chef George Stella from the Food Network will host an Iron-Chef-style cooking competition for the kids. Crossfit 386 will be providing fun games and activities. DJ Kaylee from 103.3 the Vibe will be doing a live remote broadcast. Halifax Health is the presenting sponsor of the event.

For more information, send an email to

Black Clergy Alliance conference takes place April 17-18
The Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance will present its annual ministerial two-day conference April 17 and 18 in association with Bethune-Cookman University.

The conference, at B-CU’s chapel, will include a youth session on April 17 at 7 p.m. by Pastor Derrick L. McRae of The Experience Christian Center in Orlando.

A Women Senior Pastors’ panel discussion is April 18 at 9:30 a.m. to noon at B-CU’s Center for Civic Engagement. Dr. Bewana Bostic of Cocoa Beach will be the featured speaker.

A general session at the Center for Civic Engagement is 1 to 3 p.m. April 18 with Dr. C.E. Glover from Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale as the speaker.

For more information, call 386-585-5484.

Allen Chapel to sponsor workshop on domestic abuse
The Men’s Fellowship of Allen Chapel AME Church is sponsoring a workshop on “Domestic Abuse” April 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The church is located at 580 George W. Engram Blvd.

The workshop includes a free breakfast and is open to the community.

For more information, contact the church office at 386-255-1195.

Librarian to explain basics on seeking grants
Nonprofit organizations can learn how to use the Foundation Center database to apply for grants at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

Reference librarian Lorri Davis will explain what nonprofits need to have in place before seeking a grant, what they need to know about grant makers and how nonprofits are supported, how to identify funding partners, and how to use the Foundation Center database.

Library cardholders can access the database without charge online or at any Volusia County public library branch.

The free presentation is offered as part of Money Smart Week, which is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

Reservations are not required.

For more information, call Davis at 386-257-6036, ext. 16154.



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