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Second Ward Community Initiative

About SWCI



Our mission is to improve the quality of life and positively impact the Delaware
community. We work on behalf of the residents, sharing resources and providing the intergenerational services across the span of life.



In 2010, a group of Delaware citizens recognized a lack of consistent access to resources for pockets of their community members. Together they formed the Second Ward Community Initiative (SWCI) to address these gaps. This aligns with the City of Delaware’s goal, which is to promote a higher quality of life for its citizens. In August 2011, SWCI began working on the development of a community center which would provide resources and serve the residents of Delaware City, particularly low income, and high-risk individuals in the Second Ward. In 2012, SWCI took possession of a city building which was transformed into the Second Ward Community Center (SWCC). SWCC is located in the Second Ward but serves the entire Delaware community.

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