Partners in our promise

After years of neglect, the time is now for Riverside to become a thriving, healthy community.

To make that happen, the community must be involved in its future, voice its concerns, and guide and take ownership of the work ahead.

Everything REACH Riverside will do, from housing design to choosing wellness classes, will be guided by our residents. It is their neighborhood, and together we will work to revitalize and bring new life to our historic and beloved community.


“It is my expectation that the voices on the REACH Riverside board and in the Riverside community will be able to change the paradigm of having others decide what is in the best interest of the community.”

Beatrice Patton Dixon, a community advocate and REACH Riverside board member

High Quality Mixed-Income Housing

REACH will work in partnership with Philadelphia-based Pennrose – a widely acclaimed builder of affordable housing; WRT Design; and the Wilmington Housing Authority to develop 400 units of high-quality, mixed-income homes in the community.

Excellent Education

With a focus on project based learning, REACH has teamed up with EastSide Charter School, a pre-K through 8th grade school located at the north end of the Riverside neighborhood, to provide a top quality education for Riverside children and youth.

Community Health

Kingswood Community Center

With a 73-year-old mission to help its’ neighbors achieve their fullest potential for economic, social and personal well-being, a renovated Kingswood Community Center will remain the heart of community health and wellness.

The Warehouse

Situated at the southern edge of Riverside, The Warehouse is a place for teens created by teens that will provide after school programming and a second home to the communities’ youth.


Lunch & Learn: Episode 1

Featuring Rita Landgraf, Director of Partnership for Healthy Communities at University of Delaware and Michelle Pope Director of Community Engagement at Nemours Children's Health.

 Lunch & Learn: Episode 2

Featuring Melody Phillips, Director of Operatons at The Warehouse and Khi'Aire Martin and Nysir Wright, teen employees at The Warehouse.

Lunch & Learn: Episode 3

Featuring James "Ray" Rhodes, Executive Director at Christina Cultural Arts Center, Markevis Gideon, Founder of NERDiT NOW, and Jaki Bland, Riverside Resident.

Lunch & Learn: Episode 4

Featuring Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, Wilmington City Council President Hanifa Shabazz and District 1 Councilwoman Zanthia Oliver.

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2300 Bowers St
Wilmington, DE 19802

A partner of Kingswood Community Center and The Warehouse