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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | Andrew Schmertz/ NJTV News
CAMDEN - They came to the KIPP Charter School in Camden to celebrate the awarding of a federal grant aimed at helping the city’s most distressed neighborhoods. “The 21st is now Christmas Day for many of us who call the city home, with the announcement of a $30 million Department of Education grant...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | NJ.com/Rebecca Everett
CAMDEN - It's been four years since the Center for Family Services received a $500,000 federal grant to start planning their own "Promise Neighborhood," an initiative to support children in poor neighborhoods with a goal of breaking the cycle of poverty. Merilee Rutolo, the center's chief operating...
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | SNJ Today
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - A local food chain held its annual donation drive to provide gifts to teens living in safe housing programs throughout South Jersey. In Cherry Hill, Chili's Grill & Bar employees went shopping for brand new hoodies, gift cards, bedding, electronics, and other gifts to help...
Saturday, June 4, 2016 | Phaedra Trethan / Courier Post
CAMDEN - Miguel Chacon wants to show his children, 2 and 7 years old, something different. “They see me doing something positive,” said the Centerville resident, now six months into his stint with PowerCorps Camden. “They’ll see me being a better person.” PowerCorps, which trains city youth ages 18...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Melissa Killeen / The Fix
Without a mechanism to connect the overdose patients to addiction services, Narcan creates a revolving door in emergency rooms. Many people suffering from opioid dependence are repeatedly treated for overdose, only to return to previous patterns of use once the crisis has passed. Obviously, in many...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
CAMDEN - Philadelphia 76ers' rookie center Jahlil Okafor is leading youth at Center For Family Services on a path to success. Check out the video below highlighting Jahlil's day with the young men from Center For Family Services' Camden Group Home.  
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Event unveils details of a new asset management project with Center For Family Services' Power Corps Program
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In conjunction with the national Infrastructure Week observance, taking place May 16-23, 2016, American Water is partnering with the City of Camden, New Jersey and the Value of Water Coalition to participate in the Coalition’s “Local Innovators Tour.” The tour,...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
CAMDEN - Camden's nearly century old water and sewer pipes snake through the city, with its hydrants, valves and meters scattered across streets and neighborhoods. American Water, the Voorhees based company that took over the city's water and sewer service operations and maintenance in February,...
Friday, April 8, 2016 | Community Bulletin/NJ.com
In 2008, 12-year-old DaQuan Johnson of Camden was struggling in school, getting into trouble, and succumbing to peer pressure. With an incarcerated parent, Johnson needed a role model, and that's when the Center for Family Services (CFS) of Camden stepped in. Johnson became part of CFS' Project...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | Phaedra Threthan/Courier Post
CAMDEN — While New Jersey residents are unlikely to see Gov. Chris Christie ride into Margate with a mop, U.S. Senator Cory Booker appeared in Camden Tuesday morning, two snow shovels slung over his shoulders. The Democrat and former Newark mayor joined Camden Mayor Dana Redd, Camden County...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | Darnell Moore/ Mic.com
A 13-year-old boy from Camden, New Jersey, was buried on Monday. Nathaniel Plummer Jr., described by family members in a local newspaper as a "phenomenal writer" and "good boy," was fatally shot a short distance from his grandmother's house on the evening of Jan. 7. Plummer was the oldest of three...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | NJ.com/Greg Adomaitis
CAMDEN-What can state Senate President Stephen Sweeney — and the rest of the New Jersey, for that matter — learn from Camden? That comprehensive community care to those of all ages, such as what's offered within the Cooper Lanning "Promise Neighborhood" Sweeney visited Monday morning, creates...
Saturday, October 31, 2015 | Jenny Wagner - Burlington County Times
NORTH BRUNSWICK - As a first-year medical school student at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Hay Darji worries a lot about his family's health. Until last month, the 25-year-old Lumberton resident was uninsured for about a year and a half, and his parents still don't have coverage...
Thursday, October 29, 2015 | Kevin Riordan - Philadelphia Inquirer
Crystal Allen was 6 when a Glassboro shelter for domestic violence survivors became her home. Her mother, Laura, a drug addict married to a drug addict, needed a safe place to live with her three young daughters. Crystal Allen doesn't remember much about those dark times in 1989, but she...
Friday, September 25, 2015 | South Jersey Times - Kelly Roncace
There were death spirals, risky lifts, and special guests at this year's Dancing with the Gloucester County Stars finale Thursday night at Auletto's Catering in Deptford. This was the 10th season for the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce fundraising event, and the stars shined both on the dance...
Monday, July 27, 2015
The teen volunteers of Center For Family Services - Quixote Quest program, are focused on an ongoing effort to address hunger issues that affect children in Camden. This is specifically in response to the concern that school nurses and key teachers have expressed about certain children not getting...
Thursday, July 23, 2015
CAMDEN, NJ— The Mayor’s Office, the Philadelphia 76ers, officers from Camden County Police Department, and community leaders joined today in the city’s sixth annual Camden Clean Campaign. Today served as the tenth event out of eleven that are taking place throughout the summer in a citywide venture...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | Courier Post-Celeste Whittaker
CAMDEN-A Center for Family Services building was abuzz with activity Tuesday as workers put together furniture, hung paintings and brightened a place up that eight young men call home.   The center was one of 42 charities across the country to receive an IKEA makeover and product donations for...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | Featuring Richard Stagliano
For Richard Stagliano, making a difference and giving back are the cornerstones of his approach to creating Impact. "It means a tremendous amount to me to work toward improving lives in our community," he shares. "It's a commitment in my professional and personal life." This commitment is clear in...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Three-year investment of $1.6 million will fund 180 new Americorps positions
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 19, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced a new AmeriCorps program designed to prepare economically disadvantaged youth for 21st-century green jobs and enhance youth violence prevention strategies, while addressing...

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