Riverworks Development Corporation drives social and economic development by aligning residents and businesses with specialized resources that strengthen Harambee, Riverwest and surrounding communities.
Riverworks Development Corporation (RDC) is a 501(c)(3) in Milwaukee, WI. For over 28 years, our organization has been working with businesses and residents in the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods. RDC has two main "arms" - the social and economic divisions.
The social division focuses on financial empowerment and neighborhood development. Our Financial Clinic impacts hundreds of clients each year through financial coaching, tax preparation, and referrals to local, state, and federal resources. Our Neighborhood Development services mobilize residents for home improvement, safety, neighborhood beautification, and creative placemaking.
The economic division focuses on business development, workforce development, and real estate development. Together, this division aims to provide resources to small and local businesses, connect businesses with candidates, and help transform the physical commercial environment in the area by activating blighted and vacant properties.
We know, it is a mouthful! We are a relatively small, yet passionate team of diverse individuals with specialized skill-sets. In 2019, we started a three-year strategic plan that is strengthening our programs and propelling us towards the future. For more information, please contact our Executive Director, Darryl Johnson at 414-906-9650.
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