906 E. 16th Street
, Wilmington, DE 19802
302-762-5600
302-762-5630

BETTER TOGETHER SUMMER INITIATIVE

SUMMARY

Better Together is a two-month community focused initiative presented by Destiny Community Development Corporation in conjunction with New Destiny Fellowship. The event is built upon creating a platform for all stakeholders to work together and create a synergy that lifts the Northeast corridor of Wilmington to greater levels of unity.

Better Together is a collaborative project by the Destiny Community Development Corporation and New Destiny Fellowship. Better Together will benefit from ten community and governmental organizations partnering to offer family friendly activities throughout July and August. Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Councilwoman Zanthia Oliver, Westside Health, First State Community Loan Fund, The Food Bank of Delaware, Endure for Christ Ministries, and Reed Refuge Ministries are some of the community partners offering programming during. Having the tent available for two month increases partner visibility, nurtures relationships and gives residents multiple connection points.

Most activities will be free and will focus on enhancing the complete person – mind, body and soul. Each week families can attend at least three different activities based on their personal needs and interests. Better Together will include multiple youth experiences, health education, family nights, fitness classes, trauma education, spiritual enrichment, creative expression and a community celebration. Each night, an information desk and text number will be available to offer resource connections.

Our goals include:

  • Improved sense of community
  • Improved relationships with government officials
  • Increased awareness of chronic health issues impacting under resourced families
  • Identification of local resources capable of addressing substance abuse, trauma, and health (including physical and mental health) concerns Progress towards these goals will be captured through personal reporting through short surveys