Riverworks Development corporation
MISSION: Riverworks Development Corporation (RDC) drives social and economic development by aligning residents and businesses with specialized resources that strengthen Harambee, Riverwest and surrounding communities.
VISION: Riverworks Development Corporation (RDC) envisions a vibrant and diverse community of residents, businesses, and stakeholders who jointly create and maintain a prosperous neighborhood and quality of life.
The Riverworks Development Corporation (RDC) is non-profit organization, funded in part through federal and private grants, donor contributions, and through social enterprises, working primarily within the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods. RDC has two main "arms": the Social Division and the Economic Division. Each division specializes in aligning residents and businesses to specialized resources that strengthen the community. Within each of those divisions are the organizational pillars that hold up the mission and vision.
About THE RDC
About THE RDC
Riverworks’ Social Enterprises are meant to be profitable using commerce as tool to maximize sustainability and impact. Revenue earned will be reinvested back into the organization to assist in carrying-out its social mission. A successful social enterprise is one that balances the tension between upholding the social mission of organization and maximizing the productivity of the business venture to ensure sustainability. Three key components of our social enterprises are:
INNOVATION / We provide innovative products and/or services to the community that helps to resolve social issues.
EMPLOYMENT / We provide employment opportunities to people facing barriers to the workforce in an effort to break the cycle of poverty.
GIVE BACK / We take revenue earned and reinvest it back into the workers, the business and the community we serve.
Letter from our Board President
On part of the Board of Directors, I want to welcome you to become part of the ongoing effort to make a positive difference and impact on the areas that Riverworks has focus on since 1992 .
We continue our work to conduct quality programs and services for our primary stakeholders---businesses and residents
Join us in the Journey towards transforming our neighborhoods for the 21st century and beyond!!
- Steve Adams
Riverworks Development Corporation Board President