Camden Corps Plus Program Honors First Graduates

SNJ Today Staff
Thursday, July 20, 2017

CAMDEN, NJ - A new program in Camden is working to help students get on the path to success. 

On Wednesday, July 19, the Camden Corps Plus program, based out of Rutgers University's Camden campus and lead in conjuction with Center For Family Services, celebrated the graduation of its first 10 students, as well as students who successfully completed occupational training and earned "industry-recognized" credentials. 

The program is designed to help students who never earned their high school diploma. The students receive a stipend while getting the fresh start and credentials they need to advance their careers and invest in their future.

"It's just amazing to think where we started and where we're at now," says Stephanie Korber, program director of Camden Corps Plus.

"And to actually see the first 10 young people graduating and to know that there are many other young people behind them who are going to be coming up as well, it's a game changer for these young people and you can't help but feel a great sense of accomplishment and pride."

The Camden Corps Plus program operates under a United States Department of Labor Demonstration Grant though the state of New Jersey and provides students with career planning, occupational training, internships, mentoring services, and case management.

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