Tucked away in the northeast corner of the city, Riverside is one of Wilmington’s oldest and most underserved neighborhoods. Once a vibrant, working-class community, a lack of economic development , resources and attention has led to high rates of unemployment, poor educational outcomes and crime. Today, residents are eager to define a new future for their community.
REACH Riverside aims to improve the quality of life for residents by implementing community-led strategies that will enhance economic opportunity, build a safe and strong neighborhood and ensure a dynamic framework for quality growth and development.
In partnership with Riverside residents and multiple community partners, REACH will transform a neighborhood plagued by poverty and poor health outcomes into a robust community by providing a range of new resources including community gardens and comprehensive wellness services.