When I became the Executive Director of Edgemoor Community Center in 2013, I joined an organization that has been serving Eastern Brandywine Hundred faithfully for 35 years. But while the core service mission of the Center has remained constant, as has the strong commitment of the Center’s volunteers and professional staff to improve the lives of people in our community, the Center itself is changing – and it is a change for the better!
In the fall of 2013, we changed our name to Bellevue Community Center. The change was a long time in coming. Although the Center was originally located in the Edgemoor neighborhood of North Wilmington, the physical location of the Center long ago moved to its current site at
510 Duncan Road – which is adjacent to Mount Pleasant Elementary School and just down the block from Bellevue State Park. But the Center’s name is not the only thing that has changed. We are in the process of adding new programs and resources to serve YOU, your family and friends. In addition to our childcare, afterschool, and summer camp services, and our rental space for meetings and events, we have added to our recreation and continuing education class offerings. We have started a community garden. We are renewing our partnership with the Brandywine School District and the Edgemoor Revitalization Cooperative to help school‐age children in our area by hosting a 21st Century learning program. We also serve as a food closet for those in the area in need of food. But we need to know what your interests are too! Bellevue Community Center’s goal is to provide services that enhance YOUR life, and the lives of everyone in our community. You and your neighbors are the community center. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you as we move ahead with our plans and programs to benefit community members of all ages and from all walks of life ‐ from the young ones who come to BCC for youth programing, to the seniors who come in for a hot meal and for fellowship with friends. From families who plan their special gatherings in our multipurpose auditorium, to adults who visit BCC to study all types of lectures and activities such as photography or self-defense. This is an exciting time for everyone involved with BCC, and I hope that you will visit us soon to see for yourself and “Come See the View” at Bellevue Community Center.