The REACH Riverside Development Corporation was formed in 2017 to remove the barriers to prosperity and well-being facing residents of Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood, one of Wilmington’s most impoverished communities. In 2018 REACH joined the Purpose Built Communities network and the WRK Group was formed. The WRK Group, a collaboration of three nonprofits working toward the goal of a vibrant Riverside community, is implementing the Purpose Built Communities revitalization model, a holistic approach focused on mixed-income housing, education and health initiatives. The WRK Group leverages the unique assets and expertise of each organization: REACH as community quarterback, leading overall redevelopment strategy and providing administrative and back-office services; Kingswood as a trusted community hub for social service delivery; and The Warehouse as a safe place where teens explore, learn, and develop the skills needed to be successful in school, work, and life. You can get more information on the WRK website here.
Tours start at The Warehouse (1121 Thatcher St in Wilmington) with a quick walkthrough, followed by a full presentation of the project by CEO Logan Herring. Then we jump into the REACH bus and tour the neighborhood, with stops at Kingswood Community Center and Imani Village to see the new housing. They take about 90 minutes.
Register for tour at: https://reachriverside.org/learn-and-tour/
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