West Side Grows, a group comprised of Wilmington’s West side residents, organizations, institutions and businesses, is bringing Better Block to North Union Street once again this year.  This program is an inspiration to the community in Wilmington, demonstrating that small changes, yields exponential impact.

Since their formation in 2011, West Side Grows has focused on transforming six key components of Wilmington, DE – Community Pride, Businesses and Jobs, Youth Opportunities, Great Parks, Community , Gardens, and Housing Choices.  Better Block Wilmington, works to overcome the City of Wilmington’s reputation of violence, crime, and poverty by executing their belief that there is so much more to the City than meets the eye – Culture, Kindness, and Love.

“If we can provide an environment for all those positive things to exist and thrive in, then we can move forward to revitalizing the city, one block at a time.”

Matt Rojas, Co-direction of Better Block Wilmington

As captured in the video below, community engagement is woven into the fabric of West Side Grows’ Better Block program.  Designed to ignite change for the betterment of urban neighborhoods within the City of Wilmington, this program is sure to capture the hearts and minds of our community’s residents and supporters. Our foundation looks forward to seeing the new growth that blooms within the City from the West Side Grows’ Better Block Wilmington 2015 event.


Event Information

Event Dates: August 3rd – 5th, 11 AM – 10 PM
Location: Between the 500 & 600 blocks of N. Union Street


Featured Image Credit: West Side Grows (Wilmington, DE)