Jea Street - District 10

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Jea P. Street attended the Wilmington Public School System and is a graduate of the University of Delaware. Currently, Councilman Street is the executive director of Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center, where he has served for over thirty years.

Other leadership positions in which he has served include director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Wilmington, executive director for the Parent Educational Resource Center, and chairman of the Coalition to Save Our Children where he established himself as a compassionate advocate for the education of children. The coalition represented black children in the former Wilmington and DeLaWar school districts in the final stages of the school desegregation litigation.

Awards & Honors

Councilman Jea Street has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for his community service, including the following:

  • Kandler Award for Student Advocacy - ACLU, October 2016
  • Community Service Award- New Castle County Chapter, Delaware State Alumni Association - August 2016
  • Martin Luther King Service Award. Organization of Minority Women, 2014
  • Citizen of the Year, Omega PSI PHI Fraternity, Psi Iota Chapter, 2013
  • Lion and Legends Award, Wilmington Metropolitan Urban League, 2013
  • Community Service Award, Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, 2011
  • Martin Luther King Award, Widener School of Law, 2011
  • Community Service Award, Manna Christian Fellowship Church, 2010
  • Education Award, NAACP-Newark Branch, 2010
  • 25-Year Service Award, Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center, 2008
  • Trail Blazer Award, Clubs of the Seventies, 2008
  • Education Award, Afro-American Historical Society, 2004
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Our Youth Inc., 2004
  • Delaware Community Reinvestment Act Council, 1999
  • MAAT Trinity Temple, 1996
  • MBNA Community Hero, 1996
  • King Memorial Foundation Award for Community Service, 1995
  • Excellence in Education, Newark Branch of NAACP, 1994
  • Certifications of Appreciation from various community organizations and little leagues, 1993-1994
  • One of the five honorees that the Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center was dedicated to, 1994
  • King Committee Dinner, 1994
  • Youth Service Awards from Northeast Alliance, Wilmington City Council, and the Mayor of the City of Wilmington, 1994
  • Outstanding Community Service, Wilmington Branch of NAACP, 1991
  • Distinguished Service Award, National Association of University Women, 1990
  • Martin Luther King Award, Northeast Alliance, 1988
  • Hilltop Day Camp, 1983
  • Wilmington United Neighbors, 1980
  • Citizen of the Year, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 1980
  • Distinguished Service Award, Operation Recreation, 1980
  • Wilmington Home School Community Council, 1978
  • Wilmington City Council, 1979


  • Current member of Wilmington Police Advisory Council
  • Current member of Wilmington Education Strategy Think Tank (WESTT)
  • Current member of Wilmington Education Improvement Commission, Addressing the Needs of Children in Poverty Committee.
  • Life Member of the NAACP and Former Chairman of the Education Committee for the State Conference of Branches
  • Member and former chairman, Delaware Black Caucus
  • Past chairman of the Coalition to Save Our Children,1986-1995
  • Past member of Desegregation Advisory Committee
  • Past member of Hilltop Citizens Coalition
  • Past member of Hope Commission
  • Past member of Neighborhood School Committee
  • Past member of the Board of Directors of the Redding House Foundation
  • Past member of the City of Wilmington Mayor's Youth Advisory Task Force
  • Past member of the Delaware House of Representatives Committee on Illegal Drug Prevention
  • Past member of the Wilmington Park Trust Fund Commission
  • Past member of Wilmington Children's Council
  • Past member of Wilmington Education Task Force
  • Past president of Community Youth Workers
  • Past president of the Board of Directors of Delaware Stadium

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