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
SOUTHBRIDGE COMMUNITY BBQ
The Southbridge Community BBQ will be held Thursday, June 10th 5:30-8:00PM at Barbara Hicks Park, 416 Bradford St, and Neighborhood House if it rains. This event is FREE to the public! Music by DJ TyTheFuture, food catered, tabling by employers and job training programs, and the CareForceMD COVID-19 Vaccination bus will all be included. Sign up for on-site vaccinations at www.bit.ly/vaxatBBQ. We will also share information about the Southbridge Neighborhood Plan, and ways you can get involved.
We’re working with the Southbridge Civic Association and Healthy Communities Delaware on an update to the Southbridge Neighborhood Plan! Find out more HERE.
WE WORK WITH UD 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.