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Work A Day, Earn A Pay (WADEAP) is a program initiated by Governor Carney, funded by the Department Of Transportation and administered by Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County as part of “Keep DE Litter Free”. WADEAP is a 6-8 month opportunity where individuals with barriers to success related to justice involvement can gain positive work experience as well as participate in job skills training and activities. The end goal is a permanent job placement in a position with a livable wage.

Ready to get to work? The only requirement is that you are ready, willing, and able to work for your pay!

This is a 6-8 program that offers full-time employment, as well as job readiness training to justice-involved individuals. 

  • 6-8 months of full-time employment
  • Weekly litter abatement of roads
  • Weekly skill development sessions
  • Opportunity for Certification
  • Develop a Resume & Practice Interviewing 

Monday to Friday, participants will carry out their full-time job in one of the following areas: 

  • Laborers
  • Drivers*
  • Back-up Drivers*

*These positions require a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, a motor vehicle report (supplied by you) and the ability to pass a drug screen.


Every Monday afternoon, participants will take a break from their manual work to partake in trainings specifically designed to enhance their employable skills and career readiness, including:

  • Digital Skills
  • Resume Building
  • Employment Searching
  • Interview Preparation

Partaking in the WADEAP not only offers all these incredible learning opportunities with paid employment, but it also opens many doors into Goodwill’s other incredible programs. For example, participants of WADEAP will be eligible for the Stand By Me Financial Coaching Program, Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator, and Train To Gain.


This is a re-entry program that is primarily designed to help justice-involved individuals re-enter the workforce. On a case-by-case basis, however, WADEAP also accepts applicants who are facing other barriers to re-entry such as returning from recovery centers.

For all Goodwill Workforce Development programs, there are some basic documents that are worth gathering in advance to speed up the process! After submitting an inquiry, please make sure*
Your physical state ID is accessible and not expired
Your physical social security card is accessible
You have documents to verify your income if requested

*If any of these requests feel unattainable for you, please still submit an inquiry and our case managers will help you with any documentation issues.


  1. Submit an inquiry to Joye Fletcher
  2. Within 48 hours, hear back about next steps
  3. Learn more about the program and submit the requested documentation
  4. Complete an orientation training day
  5. Get started with a team of motivated workers in paid, full-time employment


Reach out to us and we will provide your information on the next steps to getting involved!

Joye Fletcher
302 252 3200