Camden Promise Neighborhood

Comprehensive pipeline of services and a cradle through college to career path leading to positive change for children and families in Camden City.

Camden City is proud to be a recipient of 2016 Federal Promise Neighborhoods Implementation funding. Promise Neighborhoods, based on Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone model, aim to create a comprehensive pipeline of services and a cradle through college to career path leading to positive change for the children and families.  

The Promise Neighborhoods award will bring $30M to Camden over the next five years and will support the development and implementation of a pipeline of comprehensive cradle-to-college-to-career services to reach children at every age and stage of development. The Camden Promise Neighborhood Team, led by Center For Family Services and including community residents and community based organizations, is committed to providing children with access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them for college and career.

The Camden Promise Neighborhood grant will focus on five contiguous Camden Neighborhoods (Cooper Plaza, Lanning Square, Bergen Square, Centerville, and Liberty Park) and will target schools in those neighborhoods (KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy, Wiggins College Prep School, and Camden High School), and the just under 14,500 individuals living and learning in these areas.

Our Focus

  • Remaining community-based and focused on local community needs

  • Maximizing educational achievements for children 

  • Ensuring that each of the individual programs within the initiative is effective

  • Fostering strong links across programs to ensure smooth transitions and continuous services for families

Promise Neighborhood Map

Use the search field below and search for your address. If your address marker is within the shaded area of the map then it is within a Promise Neighborhood.

Promise Neighborhood Partners


  • CamConnect
  • Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
  • Camden City School District
  • Camden County College
  • Camden High School
  • Camden Housing Authority
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • City of Camden
  • Comcast
  • Community Planning and Advocacy Council
  • Cooper University Hospital
  • Cooper Medical School at Rowan University
  • Cooper Lanning Civic Association
  • Food Bank of South Jersey
  • Holman Automotive
  • KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy
  • Lanning Square West Residents in Action
  • Nicholson Founation
  • Project H.O.P.E.
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • South Jersey Eye Center
  • Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative
  • Subaru of America
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey - Camden County
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