Richard Allen Coalition Inc opened its doors in the 1920's as one of the 80 schools built by Philanthropist Pierre S DuPont for African-American children in Delaware. This is one of the "DuPont Colored Schools" that continued to serve as the heart of the African American Community for more than half a century.
Today, we are hosting programs on the grounds for the community. There has been considerable work within the building. With the community help, we have painted, sanded and worked to bring portions of the building into a useable facility. We are continuing to raise the funding needed to begin the renovation and restoration project of the Richard Allen Coalition School. It is an ambitious goal, but with the help of the grants, civic and business leaders of Sussex County, we can do it efficiently.