WE WORK TOGETHER TO BUILD HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS
Formed in 2009, the South Wilmington Planning Network (SWPN) is a collaborative partnership of residents and dozens of government, non-profit, and private agencies who work together to improve quality of life in the Southbridge neighborhood of Wilmington, Delaware.
Southbridge is an historic, African-American, working-class neighborhood of 1,300. The community struggles with environmental and health concerns, high unemployment and a poverty rate of 30% – nearly three times the state average.
Our initiatives are centered around:
- Built and Natural Environmental, Workforce, and Economic Development
- Health Care and Preventative Services
- Youth Development and Programs
WE WORK WITH UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE VOLUNTEERS
MLK DAY OF SERVICE 2018 BUILDING RAIN BARRELS OUT OF RECYCLED 50 GALLON DRUMS
Rain barrels help to elevate flooding in the area, control mosquito populations, and are cheap and easy to make. More MLK Day of Service INFO here!
WE WORK IN COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATION
WE SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL NEIGHBORHOODS IN SOUTH WILMINGTON
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway runs through Southbridge. “Byway Bucks” are coupons that offer discounts at participating stores along the route. Get your byway bucks here!