The vision of RCDC is to create communities of excellence, equity, and empowered residents within the city of Allentown and beyond. As the only Community Development Corporation in Allentown and the surrounding area founded, led, and managed by persons of Black African heritage, RCDC unequivocally believes and understands that racially diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods thrive when those residing in them have equal access of opportunity to educational excellence, economic self-sufficiency, civic engagement, and the bare essentials of safe affordable housing, food, and healthcare. To this end, RCDC has two primary purposes:
- To enrich the lives of residents within the surrounding area by promoting community, civic engagement, academic and educational excellence, economic development, and self-sufficiency;
- To provide services, training, and other opportunities for personal growth and self-development leading to the improvement of community infrastructure, standards of living, and quality of life.