Camden Promise Zone Blog

Camden Promise Zone Blog

Posted on Jun 10, 2019
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation aided in feeding over 400 Camden Families as part of the Get Ready Fest on Friday June 7th! The event which took place in the Antioch Church parking lot also had dozens of organizations come out to serve as resources to all attendees.  Along with providing vouchers...
Posted on May 29, 2019
Portraits of Promise was created as a way to combat negative stereotypes associated with the City of Camden. It is a way for the Camden Promise Zone to highlight the good that is going on in the city particularly through those who choose to live and work in Camden. These people not only make Camden...
Posted on Apr 24, 2019
Portraits of Promise was created as a way to combat negative stereotypes associated with the City of Camden. It is a way for the Camden Promise Zone to highlight the good that is going on in the city particularly through those who choose to live and work in Camden. These people not only make Camden...
Posted on Mar 19, 2019
Westfield avenue is finally getting the make-over it deserves! Today Mayor Frank Moran of Camden City invited everyone to a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the streetscape project. Not only was a section of the street blocked off, but residents and business owners came out to...
Posted on Feb 25, 2019
Friday, February 22nd was a wonderful day in a Camden's City Hall. It was a day to celebrate not only black history, but camden's youth and their talent. Camden's Creative Arts Morgan Villiage Academy performed and every performance was divine in it's own right.  The choir, dance team, jazz band...
Posted on Jan 28, 2019
On Thursday morning on January 24th, WCMD Radio officially opened it's doors to their new studio or should we say building! Their new building is located on Kaighn Avenue and is currently being remodled to accomodate their growing crew, children's programs and business partners.  As people piled...
Posted on Jan 16, 2019
Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIC) has been around since 2000 and has been helping people achieve their goals since then. The center works with people to help them get their products to market and has worked with over 2,000 companies since 2001. As a food incubator, they do fee for service and...
Posted on Dec 10, 2018
On Friday, December 7th 2018 Heart of Camden teamed up with multiple local art and cultural organizations to form a walking tour of Camden.  Among the stops and involved organizations were the FireWorks Gallery, Nick Virgilio Writer's House, CFET, South Camden Theater, the Camden Shipyard Museum...
Posted on Dec 06, 2018
The City of Camden along with multiple leading local organizations held a tree lighting ceremony during the first week of December.  The tree lighting was held in front of City Hall in Roosevelt Park. It is a way to jumpstart the holiday season by including everyone in the festivities.  This year's...
Posted on Nov 19, 2018
On Monday, Novemeber 19th just days before Thanksgiving, Mayor to the City of Camden Frank Moran and multiple city council members will be handing out free turkeys to spread holiday cheer.  The turkeys will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis and the event is created for disadvantaged...
Posted on Nov 01, 2018
Halloween this year in Camden has been eventful and plentiful. Events both inside and out put on by organizations in the city offered safe place for families to enjoy the festivities. Children of all ages could wear costumes, play with friends and get candy or other snacks for no cost.  A halloween...
Posted on Oct 09, 2018
Hispanic Heritage Month is time spent during September and October celebrating and recognizing the contributations of Hispanic and Latino Americans. In a months time we shine light on everything the Hispanic community has done and continues to do to be a part of and cause success for the nation of...
Posted on Oct 04, 2018
Coffee with a cop day is a national day in which cops go out into the community and offer residents a chance to connect with them. In the City of Camden, the Camden County Police Department teamed up with McDonalds to host games, give away prizes and share a hot cup of coffee with residents. This...
Posted on Oct 04, 2018
The groudbreaking ceremony showcasing the new designs for the two-part park was a wonderful place to be on October 3rd, 2018. Not only was it a beautiful day, but the fourth graders of KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy reminded us why we need parks and recreational areas in the city. The ceremony opened...
Posted on Sep 19, 2018
Today Congressman Donald Norcross hosted a Camden Works event, which was a fair with 50+ companies and stakeholders and even more people looking to join. The fair was designed like a career/job fair which also included training opportunites, volunteer positions, information about Camden companies...
Posted on Sep 17, 2018
On September 12th, 2018 Hopeworks officially opened their doors. It is drastic change from their old and more homey space. Their new space is an open floor plan wih modern furntiure, bright colors and sleek paintings. They even brought touches from their old building to the new office spaces so...
Posted on Sep 12, 2018
I was an interesting day at Camden City Hall as employees stepped away from their desk for a few moments to practice for and complete the popular Drake- "In My Feelings" challenge to bring awareness to and combat world hunger.  The idea came about by Vitua Health System as a way to get people...
Posted on Sep 10, 2018
Even on a rainy Day Camden families still came out to support the fourth annual Arts and Musical Festival titles Camden Jam!  The day was filled with acticities for kids, music including live entertainers, food trucks and a substainability zone. This was also a chance for local businesses to...
Posted on Aug 27, 2018
The City of Camden enjoyed Salsa Night on Friday August 24, 2018! The event was hosted by Mayor Frank Moran and was in colloboration with Connect the Lots which is made up of key organizations across Camden including the Camden Promise Zone. The night started off with Salsa lessons from Algorhythm...
Posted on Aug 23, 2018
On August 22nd, 2018 Getting Off the Streets screened in Haddonfield, NJ. It was a story documenting the lives of four homeless men in Camden, NJ for six months through an organization called the Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council or IHOC a non-profit organization that is solely volunteer based,...

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