EMPOWER PROGRAM

EMPOWER PROGRAM

EMPOWERING YOU TO BE
YOUR BEST SELF

Do you need a GED®? Help with building your resume? Childcare assistance? Then EMPOWER is for you!

EMPOWERING YOU TO BE
YOUR BEST SELF

Do you need a GED®? Help with building your resume? Childcare assistance? Then EMPOWER is for you!

EMPOWER, standing for Economic Mobility Places Ownership within Everyone’s Reach, provides trainings, workshops, and personalized coaching to ensure that Riverside families have the tools they need to achieve financial freedom and build generational wealth.

EMPOWER advances our community by investing in Riverside’s human capital. Paired with its companion project, RESTORE, which invests in physical capital, EMPOWER supports the development of the skills, knowledge, and behaviors necessary to attain economic mobility and financial independence.

When and individual or family begins the EMPOWER program they are first introduced to their Navigational Coach who gives a brief assessment to determine what type of assistance is needed. After the assessment, your Navigational Coach will create an individualized service plan that assists individuals in achieving their personal goals and develop generational wealth. Services include:

Family Support Services

  • Assessment and goal setting
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Fee Assistance
  • Emergency Food and Clothing
  • Childcare
  • Coordination of benefits and access to care
  • Crisis management and referrals
  • Expungement services


Economic Stability

  • Work readiness workshops
  • Individual job search, placement, and retention assistance
  • GED Preparation and Adult Basic Education
  • Homeownership opportunities
  • Connection with higher education and advanced training programs

Financial Literacy

  • Credit Building programs and low-interest loans
  • Financial Management Workshops
  • One-On-One Financial Coaching and Assessments
  • Banking/credit union services

Health and Wellness

  • Health Screenings/Assessments
  • Primary Care Services
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Services
  • Food/nutrition programs

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Schedule your intake appointment at Kingswood Community Center! You can do this by:

  • Click the button below to fill out the online intake form:
  • OR Call 302-232-7910 to schedule an appointment
  • Walk-in and Kingswood staff will assist you

Once your appointment has been scheduled, an Intake Specialist will work with you to identify any challenges or barriers you may be facing. This could include increasing financial stability, obtaining additional education, securing higher paying employment, and much more.

  • Following your meeting with an Intake Specialist you will be assigned to a Navigational Coach. Your Navigational Coach works with you to create an individualized plan so that you can achieve your personal, professional, and financial goals.
  • Your Navigational Coach will meet with you monthly to chart progress and assist you through any challenges you may encounter.

WHAT IS HUMAN CAPITAL?

Human capital reflects the investments individuals make in their education, future employment, and health. As the level of human capital rises, so does productivity, which can result in an increase in individual earnings.

WHAT IS HUMAN CAPITAL?

Human capital reflects the investments individuals make in their education, future employment, and health. As the level of human capital rises, so does productivity, which can result in an increase in individual earnings.