Spotlighting Presenters & Graduates
Jumpstart Wilmington Presenter Spotlight:
Learn more about our incredible presenters and the work they are doing to support Jumpstart Wilmington graduates!
Jumpstart Wilmington Graduate Spotlight:
Learn more about our Jumpstart Wilmington graduates and the projects they are working on!
Joy Barrist, Partner, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Cassandra Sifford, November 2021 Cohort
About Jumpstart Wilmington
Jumpstart Wilmington was launched to help Wilmington residents to become developers of their own neighborhood through quality, community-focused real estate development training and financing options. Our program is modeled after the original Jumpstart Germantown Program, which was created by Ken Weinstein to facilitate the revitalization of the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia through high quality residential renovations.
Increased local developer capacity in Wilmington is the key to scaling development activity and revitalizing communities more rapidly. We see residents of Wilmington communities as the best resource for neighborhood revitalization, as many have potential to effect positive change in their neighborhoods. Jumpstart Wilmington can provide aspiring developers who live in Wilmington communities with the skills, knowledge, and support they need to rehabilitate key properties, one at a time. In the absence of established real estate developers willing to invest in smaller scale projects, this program will cultivate a force of new local developers who currently reside in Wilmington or have a commitment to improving Wilmington neighborhoods.