Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation was organized in 1978 by a diverse group of community leaders to address the dire social and economic conditions that existed throughout the Rockaways. Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation or RDRC as we know it today was created in 1987 as a result of the consolidation of two smaller agencies that previously served the eastern and western areas of the Rockaways. In 1988, a further expansion of services took place when RDRC merged with a state chartered housing preservation organization and developed Rockaways first peninsula-wide professionally staffed community-based job placement and training program. The outcome of these mergers and program expansions resulted in the creation of Rockaways first peninsula-wide community development organization represented by all major ethnic groups, business and civic leaders.
To promote the revitalization of the Rockaways economic base and neighborhoods, and to secure an improved quality of life for its residents.