Interview with Logan Herring

The Impact of Community Revitalization & Paying It Forward

On this episode of “Out & About with Antionette” is the interview with Logan Herring, which was interesting and very timely especially since it occurred right before the major flooding in Wilmington and he along with many other volunteers are playing a valuable role in restoring the community.

During this past year, Herring’s organization has made major strides in supporting an underserved community’s health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic by connecting children to educational resources which highlighted the economic and racial inequity of Wilmington’s residents and raising funds to break ground on dozens of new housing units in Riverside.

Logan, was recently named the 2021 CEO of the Year by Delaware Business Times and is the CEO of The WRK Group (The Warehouse, REACH Riverside, and Kingswood Community Center). Raised in Wilmington’s West Center City neighborhood, Logan knows that other people helped guide him to success, and his goal is to now, pay it forward. 

Logan started his work in the Riverside neighborhood of Wilmington in 2016 as the Executive Director for Kingswood Community Center (KCC), which serves the young and old alike, including an early learning center, before and after care, and senior center.

REACH and Kingswood Community Center are working in partnership with The Warehouse, a co-working facility and network for teen-serving organizations designed to address violence, academic performance, and workforce readiness amongst Wilmington’s youth by providing them with access to more than 140 teen-focused program and service providers. 

Capital One donated the former 43,000 square foot Prestige Academy building, and The Warehouse invested $3M of renovations into the facility, transforming it to a modern, open-floor concept designed “for teens, by teens”. In its first year of opening, nearly 400 teens have become members, and 125 will be employed by the end of 2021.

Logan is working to REACH our young people in Wilmington and has been receiving assistance from many organizations and from everyday citizens, so if you are interested in learning more on how you too can make a difference, please send an email to [email protected]

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