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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | South Jersey’s only peer-driven support center hosts an open house
CAMDEN-Center For Family Services’ (CFS) Living Proof Recovery Center welcomed local elected officials and members of the recovery community to an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. The event highlighted the efforts of everyone involved in bringing the recovery center to Camden County, the...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | Born to Read program promotes parent involvement, early literacy, and grade-level reading success
Camden, N.J. – It’s that time of year! Back-to-school season is right around the corner, and Head Start preschoolers throughout the county are on track to start the new school year off right, thanks to a partnership between Center For Family Services (CFS) and United  Way of Greater Philadelphia...
Monday, July 1, 2013 | Children begin a summer of healthy living and healthy learning
CAMDEN - Today Center For Family Services Head Start welcomed 154 preschool students into the Healthy Living, Healthy Learning summer program. The eight week program runs from Monday, July 1st to Friday, August 23rd at Head Statt sites in Camden and Clementon, NJ. As children and parents...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | Fathers respresent the true meaning of fatherhood by uniting and marching through Camden
CAMDEN- More than 40 fathers of children enrolled in Center For Family Services (CFS) Head Start program marched through Camden as a visible sign of unity to show the importance of a positive male role model in a child’s education. A strong visible male role model positively impacts the overall...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | Event honoring the late Justin Wolfe raises over $5,000 for individuals battling addiction.
VOORHEES, NJ- On June 11th, what would have been Justin Wolfe’s 22nd birthday, his family and friends instead celebrated the memory of his life and took action to raise awareness about addiction, the disease that robbed him of his young life in December 2012. Justin’s father, Gregg, wanted to...
Thursday, May 30, 2013 | Cooper Lanning residents gather to celebrate Promise Neighborhood
CAMDEN, NJ (May 29, 2013) – We are going to college whatever it takes is the message children and families celebrated at today's community event in Camden's Cooper Lanning neighborhood .  Starting with children as young as birth to age three, the focus is on starting early in a child’s life to...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | Through donations and volunteering, company provides summer learning packs for preschoolers
CAMDEN-Employees from Seneca Insurance in Mount Laurel spent their annual company volunteer day preparing summer learning packets for students enrolled at Center For Family Services (CFS) Head Start in Camden City. Twice a year Seneca Insurance encourages its employees to participate in the...
Friday, May 10, 2013 | Volunteers make the most of their time by reading, painting, and playing with students
CAMDEN - TD Bank employees fulfilled their company’s mission of giving back to the community by volunteering their time to help make learning fun for students on Thursday May 2nd at Center for Family Services Head Start in Camden City. Laura Hampe TD Bank manager based out of New Hampshire...
Thursday, May 2, 2013 | Grant will support organization's Head Start summer program
CAMDEN- Campbell Soup Foundation awarded Center For Family Services (CFS) a $33,000 grant for the Healthy Living, Healthy Learning summer program.  The grant, awarded to CFS for the second year in a row, will give the non-profit funding to provide a high quality early childhood education program...
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | Event brings together students, faculty, and the community for sexual violence awareness and prevention activities
GLASSBORO- More than 500 people joined together to take a stand against sexual violence at the Stand.Speak.Empower event presented by Rowan University and the SERV program of Center For Family Services. The event included guest speakers from Center For Family Servcies, Rowan University’s Office...
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | VISTAs Serve Alongside Mayor Redd to Promote Literacy Among Preschool Children
Camden – Smiles abounded among preschool children as a team of AmeriCorp VISTAs along with Camden City Mayor Dana Redd visited Head Start classrooms for a morning of one-to-one as part of a large scale initiative called Born to Read which promotes grade level reading Camden City. "The children'...
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  CAMDEN- Blue jeans are worn every day by millions of Americans, but local high school and college students, business professionals, and others will wear denim on Friday’s in April as a visual sign of support for Center For Family Services’ Denim Day campaign. “Denim Day gives the community...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Unique mentoring and academic program "inspires children to aspire to greater things"
CAMDEN, NJ- Center For Family Services (CFS) has been selected to receive a $2,000 donation from Susquehanna Bank to support Qrew’s Nest; an initiative part of CFS’ teen volunteer program, Quixote Quest. The funding from Susquehanna Bank will support Qrew’s Nest activities, including materials...
Friday, December 21, 2012 | Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood receives federal funding to create a neighborhood of opportunity
CAMDEN- US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced 10 Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant Awards today, and Center For Family Services in Camden City was among the winners.  Funding will support Center For Family Services and the community collaborative in the development of a plan to create a...
Friday, December 14, 2012 | Generous community donations support local children and teens
CAMDEN, NJ- With the economy leaving more and more people with a few less “extras” than they are accustomed to, the approaching holidays can be a stressful time for many families. For those children living in shelters or for families that are facing overwhelming challenges, it is often the most...
Thursday, December 6, 2012 | Camden residents invited to enjoy family dinners and local resources
CAMDEN- Juan Rivera has high hopes for the newly opened Promise Neighborhood Family Success Center (PNFSC) in Camden. “Our vision is for it to be the most successful Family Success Center in the state. We envision people coming out for so many different resources; we’re ready to meet the needs of...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Teen volunteer group awareded with Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
PHILADELPHIA-On November 14, 2012 Center For Family Services Quixote Quest program was awarded with The Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Philadelphia Chapter Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Group Award. Quixote Quest’s Qrew’s Nest initiative was one of the many deserving...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
CAMDEN – The TD Charitable Foundation, funded by TD Bank, recently donated a total of $20,000 to Center For Family Services (CFS) as part of the bank’s commitment to giving back to the community. CFS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower individuals, families, and...
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
CLAYTON- Karen and Joe Petsch are changing the lives of youth throughout southern New Jersey with their recent donation of $50,000 to the Center For Family Services’ Youth Empowerment System (YES) program. At the same time, they are helping the memory of their late son, Michael, live on. On...
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | Center For Family Services focuses on raising awareness and prevention in October
GLOUCESTER- October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Center For Family Services SERV (Services Empowering Rights of Victims) program, Gloucester and Cumberland County’s domestic violence services provider, is focused on an education and public awareness campaign to aid in the prevention...

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