REACH Riverside has partnered with Atlanta-based Purpose Built Communities to bring radical, systemic change to Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood. REACH Riverside is implementing a model that offers a three-pronged approach to change with high-quality mixed-income housing; ...
|Logan Herring CEO of REACH Riverside, a community development corporation created to lead a holistic revitalization in the Riverside neighborhood of Northeast Wilmington. The vision is to build 600 units of mixed-income housing, a new Kingswood Community Center and create a teen-focused co-working facility for teens (The Warehouse) that will allow service and program providers to work together under one roof.||Charles McDowell Chairman of the REACH Riverside board of directors and a retired Potter Anderson partner who chaired the firm’s Business Group and practiced in the area of business and finance transactions. McDowell spent about 15 years connecting with East Side Charter School, which is just up the street from Kingswood Community Center.|
|Mike Purzycki Mayor of the City of Wilmington and formerhead of the Riverfront Development Corp., where he was tasked with the challenging job of resurrecting the blighted industrial zone. He and his team reinvented and reinvigorated the area, turning it into the economic, cultural and social hub of the city.||Renata Kowalczyk Executive director of the newly formed Wilmington Alliance. Previously served as executive director of Wilmington Renaissance Corp. She is a board member for the Rodney Square Conservancy. She entered the nonprofit sector after working for JPMorgan Chase in Wilmington where she managed Risk Governance and Controls.|
|Aaron Bass CEO of EastSide Charter School. He previously served as the chief of staff for the KIPP Philadelphia Schools for five years and as dean and then CEO/principal for KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy over a 12-year period.||Zanthia Oliver Councilwoman for Wilmington’s Third District. Represents the Riverside neighborhood. Through her nonprofit organization, Zanny’s Inc., she is a mentor for at-promise female students in the Christina School District.|
|Vandell (Van) Hampton Jr. President and CEO of True Access Capital (formerly First State Community Loan Fund). Hampton oversees a community development financial institution that provides access to capital and technical assistance to small businesses, serving underserved populations, including women and minority-led companies and low-income individuals.||Rob Pierce Director of planning and economic development for the City of Milford. He worked for Kent County Levy Court from 2005-2015 as a Geographic Information Systems specialist and an engineering project manager.|
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