Welcome to West End!
Located in the city of Wilmington’s historic ‘Little Italy’ district, West End Neighborhood House has been improving the lives of an ethnically, economically and culturally diverse community since 1883. In 2014, the agency served over 10,000 individuals. By meeting our customers’ comprehensive needs and encourage ultimate self-sufficiency, West End provides assistance through outcomes-driven programming, utilizing innovative solutions to resolve complex social challenges throughout Delaware. West End is a registered 501c3 organization, whose mission is to help individuals achieve self-sufficiency, reach and maintain their maximum potential, and live responsibly and harmoniously in a healthy community and complex world.
2012 Annual Report
Click here to view West End’s 2012 Annual Report. (The file may take a few moments to load.)
Read Our Newsletter!
Check out what’s happening at West End by reading our monthly newsletter. Click here to view the archive!
Bright Spot Farms and the Cool Spring Farmers’ Market
West Side Revitalization
The West Side Revitalization Plan includes initiatives for improving area parks, growing local businesses, strengthening housing and creating more opportunities for youth on the West Side. To view an executive summary and/or copy of the entire plan, click here.
2015 Teen Summit
The Delaware Prevention Coalition’s 8th Annual Teen Summit is fast approaching on August 1. Stay tuned to DPC’s website and Facebook page for updates, and click here for a video of the 2014 Teen Summit, created by event planning committee member Yaritza Lopez!
Constance Leeson Memorial Library
Thank to the generosity of the Leeson family and volunteers from the University of Delaware’s Student Literacy Council, West End youth can experience the joy of reading, storytelling, visits from guest authors and so much more in a safe and comfortable environment. Stay tuned for more details coming this fall!
United Way of Delaware – 2015 Campaign
West End’s United Way Agency Code is 540
Funding received by West End from the United Way of Delaware is critical to the agency’s overall success. The relationship between the United Way of Delaware and West End represents true collaboration and remains among the strongest of partnerships in West End’s history. The presence of the United Way of Delaware is felt in nearly every program and service at West End. Their continued leadership in policy and advocacy for West End Neighborhood House and other social service agencies has helped build strong families and neighborhoods throughout Delaware. Through the United Way, you can directly help West End Neighborhood House and the over 9,000 individuals we serve annually. To allocate your 2014 United Way gift to West End, enter our code 540 on campaign forms! THANK YOU!
Job Training for Environmental Careers
The sign-up period for environmental service career training is now open, with employment preparation classes scheduled to begin on Monday, August 10 at West End Neighborhood House’s main facility. To qualify for the program, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, unemployed (or underemployed) show proof of U.S. Citizenship and Selective Service registration, pass a drug screening and be physically fit enough to perform job responsibilities. Successful applicants will complete employment preparation at West End, followed by field-related course work at Del Tech. Those who successfully complete the program will receive a state or federally recognized certification and be eligible for placement in local employment opportunities in the field.
Interested applicants should complete the EPA application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (302) 658-4171 for more information. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.