Camden Promise Zone Blog

Camden Promise Zone Blog

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,...
Posted on Aug 22, 2018
Center for Family Services organizes Project Backpack to serve children and teens receiving services throughout their more than 70 programs. Project Backpack is a drive where donations of bookbags and school supplies are accepted to provide children from Pre-K through 12th grade a great start to...
Posted on Aug 17, 2018
National Health Center Week is an annual celebration to bring awareness to health care centers and the health care workers within those centers! Although, the week is supoosed to bringing awareness to the center's mission many centers and health professionals use it to tend to their community and...
Posted on Jul 27, 2018
Anti-Hunger Advocates Mayor Francisco Moran, former Philly's Eagle Jason Avant, dairy farmer Melanie Richman, teacher and winner of Food Networks "Chopped" Timothy Witcher, Acting Superintendent of Camden School District Katrina McCombs, Nutrition program specialist Kimberly Gladis and CEO of Food...
Posted on Jul 16, 2018
Over 50 people gathered at Dudley Grange Park on Saturday, July 14 for part of the Connect the Lots and Get Healthy Camden's #exploreCamden initiative for 'I Walk Camden." Earlier this summer, members of the Camden community participanted in Bike Camden' and 'I Paddle Camden.' It's about being...
Posted on Apr 04, 2018
Coopers Ferry Partnership (CFP), Rutgers Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC), and Ofo are launching a bike-sharing program for the City of Camden, starting in May 2018. Camden Bike Share will provide an affordable transportation option for the residents of the City. With approximately one-third of...
Posted on Oct 23, 2017
On Friday, October 20 the final round and award ceremony for Camden Catalyst, a start-up pitch competition geared towards helping startups building their headquarter and succeed in Camden took place. Surrounded by sharks, the 4 finalists presented at the Aventure Aquarium on the Camden Waterfront....
Posted on May 08, 2017
Mayor Dana L. Redd met with members of Rutgers Camden School of Business' Business Leader Development Program.
Posted on Apr 17, 2017
“One of the things that attracted me to AmeriCorps is that it brings you closer to the people being affected. I’m constantly humbled by how much there is to learn.” Stemming from a background in International Affairs and having studied for a period of time in the Middle East, Michael Kinzer...
Posted on Apr 03, 2017
Organizations have placed a great amount of focus on data, as its use for social impact has become a driving point in the social sector. This trend will only continue to grow, as more and more nonprofits and social agents attempt to use data to drive lasting change. Ryan Acito recognized this great...
Posted on Mar 20, 2017
More and more people are making the city their home. Today, 50% of the world’s population lives in cities and this figure is expected to increase to 70% by 2050. As challenges will arise in planning for what a city needs both now and in the future, Michael Feigelson, Executive Director for the...
Posted on Mar 20, 2017
Many of those in the non-profit sector take on the belief that the nature of their work is about sacrifice, viewing “dysfunctional work habits or work conditions as necessary burdens of the nonprofit world.” In a piece written by Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, co-authors of The Happy, Healthy...

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