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Promise Neighborhood

The Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood Initiative is focused on creating opportunities for children and families who live within the Cooper Plaza and Lanning Square communities.  The Promise Neighborhood Initiative, based on Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone model, aims to create a comprehensive pipeline of services and a cradle through college to career path leading to positive change for the children and families.  The Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood Team, led by Center For Family Services, and including community residents and community based organizations, is developing a plan of community empowerment for children and families in the Cooper Lanning neighborhood of Camden.

The initiative focuses on:

  • Remaining community-based and focused on local community needs
  • Maximizing educational achievements for children in Cooper Lanning
  • Ensuring that each of the individual programs within the initiative is effective
  • Fostering strong links across programs to ensure smooth transitions and continuous services for families

Our Partners

  • American Reading Company
  • CAMcare
  • CamConnect
  • Camden City Board of Education
  • Camden County College
  • Camden High School
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • City of Camden
  • Community Planning and Advocacy Council
  • Cooper Foundation
  • Cooper Lanning Civic Association
  • Camden County Coalition of Healthcare Providers
  • Lanning Square West Residents in Action
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Project H.O.P.E.
  • Rowan University at Camden
  • Rutgers University - Camden
  • South Jersey Eye Center
  • Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative
  • Susquehanna Bank
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey - Camden County
  • Urban Promise

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