NEW START was founded in 1985 and is a non-profit educational corporation dedicated to helping adults better their lives and their communities by improving their reading, writing, math, and problem-solving skills.
The NEW START program serves adults who live in lower New Castle County, Delaware.
The main office is located at the Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library in Odessa.
The program is funded through the State of Delaware Department of Education, corporate and individual contributions
and in-kind services of local libraries and churches.
NEW START is a member organization of ProLiteracy, the largest volunteer-based literacy provider in the United States.
It is one of many family programs sponsored by the Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library.