Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation

Founded in 1978, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation, Inc. is the Rockaway’s leading community development organization focused on workforce, business and economic development, and commercial revitalization.  Located in the eastern end of the Rockaway Peninsula (Queens), RDRC leverages its 30+ years of experience providing employment readiness training to place our graduates with private and public sector employers; attract new and diverse businesses into the Rockaways; assist existing businesses with access-to-capital and governmental-sponsored programs; preserve our neighborhoods as a HUD certified housing counseling agency; and revitalize our downtown by providing resources to improve local business storefronts and by hosting live, professionally produced concerts and attractions in our pedestrian plaza space.

In order to improve opportunities for qualified residents to create career pathways, RDRC offers professional training, testing, certification and licensing in:


  • National Retail Federation Retail Customer Service
  • Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • CISCO A+ Certification
  • Wi-Fi Network Installation
  • OSHA 30
  • Unarmed Security Guard
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • First Aide
  • CPR


RDRC operates the largest Summer Youth Employment Program in the Rockaways, providing paid work experience to 1,300 youth between the ages of 14-24 in health care, government, social service, business and S.T.E.M.A. industries throughout NYC.


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