River City CDC | 501 E. Main Street | Elizabeth City, NC 27909 | rivercitycdc@rivercitycdc.org | Phone (252) 331-2925 | Fax: (252) 331-1425

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About River City CDC

Our Mission

The Mission of River City Community Development Corporation (RCCDC) is to strengthen communities and improve the quality of life for residents in Elizabeth City and Northeastern North Carolina. Founded in 1990, RCCDC is dedicated to providing strong leadership through the implementation of programs and initiatives that provide affordable housing, economic and workforce development, health and wellness, cultural awareness, and youth empowerment

A Message From The President

At River City Community Development Corporation we believe that all people should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Since being founded in 1990, it has been our continued mission to improve the quality of life for all residents in the Albemarle region. We do this through our steadfast commitment to homeownership, job creation, business development, cultural awareness, and youth transformation. As we tackle the new challenges of building communities, empowering our youth, encouraging entrepreneurship, and nurturing our seniors in Northeastern North Carolina, we look forward to a bright future and continued service to our community. River City Community Development Corporation will forge ahead; not resting on our laurels knowing there is much work to be done.

On behalf of the Board of Directors & Staff, I would like to take this

opportunity to thank you for visiting our website and hope you find it to be a valuable resource.



Lenora Jarvis-Mackey

President and Chief Executive Officer

RCCDC YouthBuild/AmeriCorps Highlights for 2017: 

* Affordable Housing – Counselors assisted over 100 homeowners, saving many from foreclosure 

* Group Workcamp – Approximately 50 homes were repaired during our 2016 Workcamp, and we are gearing up for a great 2018 Workcamp. 

* Youth Development (2016-2017) – Graduated 62, Enrollment Rate – 100%, Education/Employment Placement – 74.51%, Degree/Certificate Attainment – 53.36%, Literacy/Numeracy Attainment – 44.23%, Recidivism Rate – 0%, Retention Rate 88.33%. 

* Mentoring – Without Youthbuild’s mentoring program, the above percentages would greatly be affected. We work to connect adults from the community with YouthBuild students who are working toward their diploma/GED, while also training for a career and developing both leadership and life skills. 

* AmeriCorps – Our students had close to 1,700 community service hours from 2016-2017.