Achievement Center Grand Opening!

  It’s almost time! The long awaited grand opening of the Wilmington HOPE Commission’s Achievement Center will be held on  April 17th at 11:00 [...]

Report on Recidivism Rates in Delaware Released

The 27-page report, Recidivism in Delaware, has been released today. The report is an analysis of prisoners released in the state of Delaware in [...]

We Need Your Help To Restore Voting Rights to Ex-offenders!

In Delaware, individuals who have a felony conviction face significant barriers to being able to exercise their right to vote. Even once court fines [...]


Each year, over 1,200 individuals are released from Delaware’s prisons into three Wilmington zip codes: *19801, 19802 and 19805. This is about nine percent [...]

The Wilmington HOPE Commission

Since our inception in 2006, the HOPE Commission has worked to improve the quality of life and reduce crime and violence in the communities that comprise the City of Wilmington. With modest start-up funding from the City and gifts from several partners since then, we have served as a catalyst for change that strives to inspire and empower a collaboration of citizens, businesses, government agencies, social organizations and faith-based institutions throughout the Wilmington to work together to create safe, vital neighborhoods that strengthen family bonds, promote civic pride, and encourage residents to engage in community transformation.

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