WITH THE COMMUNITY,

FOR THE COMMUNITY

WITH THE COMMUNITY,

FOR THE COMMUNITY

A VALUABLE COLLABORATION

The WRK Group, comprised of three aligned organizations and over 200 employees (50 full-time), shares a collective mission to empower the community to reach its full potential by eliminating the barriers of structural racism and revolutionizing teen engagement.

REACH Riverside, overseeing a $300M holistic revitalization, also serves as the managing partner for Kingswood Community Center, a pillar of the Northeast Wilmington neighborhood since 1946, and The Warehouse, an educational and recreational oasis for teens.

WE WRK TOGETHER

A VALUABLE COLLABORATION

The WRK Group, comprised of three organizations and over 200 employees (50 full-time), shares a collective mission to empower the community to reach its full potential by eliminating the barriers of structural racism and revolutionizing teen engagement.

REACH Riverside, overseeing a $300M holistic revitalization, also serves as the managing partner for Kingswood Community Center, a pillar of the Northeast Wilmington neighborhood since 1946, and The Warehouse, an educational and recreational oasis for teens.

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The Warehouse is the newest addition to The WRK Group. The Warehouse, an oasis in Northeast Wilmington, was developed “For Teens, By Teens” and serves as an innovative, one-stop center serving youth ages 13 to 24. The Warehouse collaborates with over 140 youth-serving organizations. Programming is teen-driven and focuses on our pillars of recreation, education, arts, careers, and health thus aligning with the REACH collective impact operating philosophy.

The Warehouse is the newest addition to The WRK Group. The Warehouse, an oasis in Northeast Wilmington, was developed “For Teens, By Teens” and serves as an innovative, one-stop center serving youth ages 13 to 24. The Warehouse collaborates with over 140 youth-serving organizations. Programming is teen-driven and focuses on our pillars of recreation, education, arts, careers, and health. The Warehouse provides teen-driven programming that focuses on its key pillars of Recreation, Education, Arts, Career, and Health.

REACH Riverside (REACH) serves as the managing partner, or “community quarterback” for our two service partners, The Warehouse and Kingswood Community Center. REACH provides strategic leadership oversight and implementation support to The Warehouse and Kingswood Community Center. Through REACH’s leadership, The WRK Group seeks to create a cradle-to-cane pipeline that creates college and career readiness opportunities as well as health and wellness programming for our senior population.

REACH Riverside was developed “With the Community, For the Community”. As a member of the national intermediary, Purpose Built Communities, REACH is committed to implementing its three pillars of holistic community revitalization:

  • Redevelopment: Up to 600 units of high quality, mixed-income housing within Imani Village
  • Education: cradle-to-college and career readiness pipeline
  • Community Health: health and wellness programming

What’s more is, WE ARE NOT DISPLACING A SINGLE RESIDENT during construction. Instead, new construction is occurring on vacant lots, allowing residents to slowly move into new housing when available.

REACH Riverside (REACH) serves as the managing partner, or “community quarterback” for our two service partners. REACH provides leadership oversight and direction to The Warehouse and Kingswood Community Center. Through REACH’s leadership, The WRK Group seeks to create a cradle-to-cane trajectory that creates college and career readiness opportunities as well as health and wellness programming.

REACH Riverside was developed “With the Community, For the Community”. As a member of the national, Purpose Built Communities, REACH is committed to its three pillars:

  • Redevelopment: Up to 600 units of high quality, mixed-income housing
  • Education: cradle-to-college and career readiness pipeline
  • Community Health: health and wellness programming

REACH also oversees the development and ongoing maintenance of Imani Village, an ambitious redevelopment project provides up to six hundred units of high-quality, mixed-income housing. What’s more is, WE ARE NOT DISPLACING A SINGLE RESIDENT during construction. Instead, new construction is occurring on vacant lots, allowing residents to slowly move into new housing when available.

Kingswood Community Center (KCC) has empowered the community of Riverside and Northeast Wilmington since 1946. KCC provides an array of social services such as education, food assistance, financial literacy workshops, and much more:

  • Early Learning Academy: High-quality, evidence-based programming (ages 1-5)
  • School-Age Services: Before, after-school, and summer programming (ages 6-12)
  • Jimmy Jenkins Senior Center: Activities to remain healthy and self-sufficient
  • EMPOWER: Standing for Economic Mobility Places Ownership within Everyone’s REACH, EMPOWER provides trainings, workshops, and personalized coaching to ensure that Riverside families have the tools they need to achieve financial freedom and build generational wealth

Kingswood Community Center (KCC) has empowered the community of Riverside and Northeast Wilmington since 1946. KCC provides an array of social services such as education, food assistance, financial literacy workshops, and much more:

  • Early Learning Academy: High-quality, evidence-based programming (ages 1-5)
  • School-Age Services: Before, after-school, and summer programming (ages 6-12)
  • Jimmy Jenkins Senior Center: Activities to remain healthy and self-sufficient
  • EMPOWER: Standing for Economic Mobility Places Ownership within Everyone’s Reach, EMPOWER provides trainings, workshops, and personalized coaching to ensure that Riverside families have the tools they need to achieve financial freedom and build generational wealth