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.
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.