Community event will focus on health and nurtrition
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Family Day is being held rain or shine at 500 Pine Street, Camden, New Jersey. For more information on the event or Center For Family Services please contact Jennifer Hammill, CFS Director of Community Relations at 609.238.1271.
CAMDEN- Center For Family Services (CFS) Head Start and The Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood (CCLPN) team hosted Family Day, a free resource fair focusing on health and nutrition, on Saturday, June 9th from 10am-2pm at the CFS Head Start Center in Camden, NJ.
Families of the Cooper Plaza and Lanning Square neighborhoods, as well as Head Start parents and students, participated in the activities which included music, food, fun, entertainment, and more! Children enjoyed an afternoon filled with arts and crafts, face painting, and a free book giveaway. Social service organizations presented informative resources to parents as well as health screenings. Fresh produce was available on a thanks to a generous donation from United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
Mayor Dana Redd joined the event to share her wishes for a safe and healthy summer for all Camden residents.
“At Center For Family Services, we work every day to strengthen families and make the world we live in a better place, one child, one family at a time,” says Richard Stagliano, President/CEO of CFS. “We are excited to host Family Day with our CCLPN team and hope that the families of Camden City enjoy this day focused on fun and health.”
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 to thrive. Family Day is one of many events helping to improve the quality of life of this targeted neighborhood. The Promise Neighborhood Initiative is based on the Harlem Children’s Zone model to create a comprehensive, high quality pipeline of services to ensure a cradle through college continuum that leads to academic achievement and neighborhood improvement. The Cooper Lanning Team, led by Center For Family Services, is working to develop a plan to utilize Harlem’s block by block model of community improvement for children and families.