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Be Ready Community Development Corporation
Be Ready Community Development Corporation (Be Ready CDC) is a resident-driven community development organization founded in 2003 by the late Lottie Lee-Davis to revitalize the Hilltop neighborhood in Wilmington’s West Side.

For over 15 years, Be Ready CDC has promoted community and economic development through after-school and summer enrichment programs, a food bank, youth leadership development, entrepreneurship training, and transitional housing for re-entry and homeless families.

Food Pantry/Food Box Distribution

Free food and COVID-19 supplies for neighborhood families.

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After-School and Summer Programs

Academic support and enrichment activities for children ages 6 yrs-12 yrs of age.

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Youth Leadership

Paid leadership development opportunities youth.

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Lazarus House

Transitional housing for men

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Esther's Place

Transitional housing program for women and their children

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Solomon's Court

Solomon's Court

Be Ready CDC is developing Solomon’s Court at the corner of W. 4th St. and Rodney St. The project will create a total of 18 affordable rental units and 5600 sq. ft. of ground floor commercial space for small businesses. The project is being built in two phases which will be linked functionally and through complementary design, resulting in a unified three-story development that promotes equitable development and is a transformative addition to Fourth St, a major commercial corridor for the West Side and a gateway to downtown Wilmington.

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  •  11/22/2022 11:00 AM - 11/23/2022 01:00 PM
  •   1408 West 4th Street, Wilmington, DE, USA

In the spirit of giving we will be giving away free Turkeys & Food Bags to be accompanied by a Traditional Thanksgiving Meal. Be Ready CDC and Helping The Homeless have partnered on this event in an effort to feed the residents and homeless community members who we give thanks that we are be able to serve!

  •  10/17/2022 01:00 AM - 10/31/2022 11:59 AM
  •   1411 W. 4th Street

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  •  4/23/2022 08:00 AM - 4/23/2022 11:00 AM

City of Wilmington - Community Cleanup Event Saturday April 23, 2022 Judy Johnson Memorial Park 8:00am - 11:00am


Donation Amount

Margaret Moon-Taylor

Executive Director

Emmanuel Deshield


Felicia Davis

Programs/Administrative Services Coordinator

Aaliyah Barnhart

Community Outreach Coordinator

We're Ready to Serve our Community!

Application Request

What can we help you with?

Are you in need of:
-Housing, food, or clothing?
-An enrichment Activity for your youth?
-A way to give back to your community through volunteerism?
-Local Community Resources (Assistance with Rent/Gas& Electric/everyday needs)
-Have Community Concerns you'd like to voice.
-Have an interest in shared stewardship?

If so, fill out the message form and one our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

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