NKCDC's mission is to strengthen the physical, social and economic fabric of Kensington, Fishtown and Port Richmond, Philadelphia, by being a catalyst for sustainable development and community building.
Since our beginning in 1985, we have drawn on the strengths of these communities to empower residents and promote resident-driven development. Each year NKCDC serves more than 30,000 low and moderate income families and 60,000 residents.
As just one of a team of community players, NKCDC has developed a multi-faceted approach to neighborhood revitalization.
Real Estate Development
Vacant Land Management
NKCDC creates clean and green open spaces, organizes volunteer greening projects and tree plantings, and stabilizes and maintains vacant lots. Since 1997 NKCDC's Garden Center--a plant-filled urban oasis located at Frankford & Berks--has offered informative workshops to the community at large.
Through interaction with city and state governments, NKCDC gives voice to resident concerns. Through the NKCDC Neighborhood Advisory Subcommittee (NAS), NKCDC works closely with the community to organize and mobilize residents, disseminate information, address neighborhood issues and empower residents in both the 19125 and 19134 zip codes.