• 600 The core redevelopment element of REACH Riverside involves more than 600 high-quality, mixed-income housing units that will replace 293 units currently serving Wilmington public housing residents. The 25 acres that house the project, combined with 12 acres owned by health and wellness partner Kingswood Community Center, will serve as the foundation of the project.
  • Birth to 8th In partnership with EastSide Charter School and Kingswood Community Center, REACH Riverside will offer early learning from Birth to 8th grade with a neighborhood high school on the horizon.
  • 180° In partnership with Riverside residents and a diverse range of community partners that include major health care systems, law enforcement, local government, athletic organizations and a community garden, REACH Riverside will make 180° changes to transform a neighborhood plagued by poverty and poor health outcomes into a vibrant, healthy and robust community.

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.

COMMUNITY-BASED STRATEGIES

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.

THE WAREHOUSE

REACH Riverside, in collaboration with more than 75 local youth serving organizations, is transforming a 43,000-square-foot building into The Warehouse, a home away from home for Wilmington youth to access programs and services focused around recreation, education, arts, careers and health; all they need to help them grow into confident, courageous and contributing young adults.