Central Baptist Community Development Corporation is a recognized 501(c)3 that seeks to be a centrally located urban community organization where people are empowered, connected and then given the opportunity to contribute toward building, strengthening, and revitalizing the community in which we live, work, worship or serve.
The Eastside Community of Wilmington Delaware is an area that has long been characterized solely in terms of its poverty, crime rate, poor schools and substandard housing. A review of the history of the area would reveal that the census tracts nine and seventeen, which make up a large section of the Eastside neighborhoods, have had a combined unemployment rate that for many years has been more than twice that of the rest of the city.
Our Mission is to provide a structure for community interaction that empowers people to engage in the process of change, which results in the physical, social and spiritual/physiological transformation of their community. We hope to achieve this mission through our goal of development and implementation of the Eastside Blueprint Community, an initiative that assists the community through coalition building and collaboration with surrounding neighborhoods, business leaders, and other stakeholders with resources available to help develop local programs to sustain community economic growth and empowerment.
This Eastside Blueprint Community envisions a reciprocal and mutually beneficial relationship between the Eastside community, Community Schools and Central Baptist Church. The community will support these institutions viewing them as a focal point around which we will enhance public safety, economic development, housing stabilization and youth development.