Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation [WHEDCO]
WHEDco is a community development organization based in the South Bronx. Our mission is to give the education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. WHEDco helps individuals launch and operate small businesses through Home-Based Childcare programs, Bronx CookSpace and Commercial Revitalization, with training resources and programs that support economic stability.
Home-based child Care: we provide trainings, technical assistance, home visits, and case management to home-based childcare providers of all levels. WHEDco helps community members to start and grow successful home-based childcare businesses, provide high-quality professional childcare in the community, and increase access to safe and affordable childcare for parents who are employed or seeking employment.
Bronx CookSpace: a fully licensed commercial kitchen for over 30 emerging food companies to grow their businesses in an affordable space. Since opening, the kitchen incubator space has launched or expanded 168 unique businesses, a majority of which are minority- or women-owned.
Commercial Revitalization: WHEDco works to revitalize commercial corridors in areas such as Melrose, Southern Boulevard and Jerome Avenue in the South Bronx. Our work is to attract new businesses to the commercial corridors surrounding our affordable housing developments in the South Bronx. These businesses provide economic opportunity for local entrepreneurs, enable residents to shop locally, and create vibrant mixed- use neighborhoods where people can live, work, and shop, do business and thrive.
Bronx, NY 10452