Press Releases

Thursday, August 23, 2012 | Families prepare for a new school year with a backpack giveaway, local resources, and more
CAMDEN-The Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood (CCLPN) Team hosted a School Success Bash for Cooper Lanning families on August 23th from 4pm-7pm at the CFS-Pine Street Center, distributing new backpacks filled with supplies to more than 600 children headed back to school. The School Success...
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | Back to School carnivals celebrate the transition to kindergarten for local preschoolers
CAMDEN, NJ(August 15, 2012) – Today, the OKI Data Americas U.S. Sales team donated more than 140 pairs of shoes to area children in need through the Center for Family Services (CFS) – a nonprofit human services agency located in Camden, NJ – as part of the agency’s Head Start Healthy Living...
Monday, June 25, 2012 | CFS kicks off their annual back to school drive with a goal of 5000 backpacks
CAMDEN- It’s almost back to school time and Center For Family Services is kicking off their annual backpack drive.   Every year Center For Family Services (CFS), a human service non-profit based in Camden, hosts Operation Backpack to provide children in their more than 50 programs with the tools to...
Monday, June 25, 2012 | National honor recognizes work in the early years to ensure that low-income students are reading on grade-level by the end of third grade
CAMDEN CITY – The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has named Camden City a Community Solutions PaceSetter for its leadership in addressing the challenges that keep many low-income students from learning to read.   Camden City is one of 124 cities, counties and towns nationwide that has committed to...
Monday, June 11, 2012 | Innovative plan to ensure low-income students are reading at grade-level by the end of third grade picked from more than 100 applicants
CAMDEN CITY – An ambitious plan to ensure that more City of Camden children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade has been chosen as a finalist for the All-America City Award, sponsored each year by the National Civic League.   “The City of Camden is proud to be a partner in this...
Saturday, June 9, 2012 | Community event will focus on health and nurtrition
CAMDEN- Center For Family Services (CFS) Head Start and The Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood (CCLPN) team hosted Family Day, a free resource fair focusing on health and nutrition, on Saturday, June 9th from 10am-2pm at the CFS Head Start Center in Camden, NJ.    Families of the Cooper...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | Grant will support organizations Head Start summer program.
CAMDEN- The Campbell Soup Foundation awarded Center For Family Services (CFS) a $30,000 grant for their Head Start Healthy Living, Healthy Learning summer program.  The grant will give CFS the funding to continue the high quality education activities they provide to Head Start students during the...
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Teen volunteer program holds rally in honor of rescued dog
MARLTON,NJ- On Sunday, May 20th Center For Family Services teen volunteer program, Quixote Quest, held “A Rally for Checkers”, a puppy mill awareness and adoption education event at The Promenade at Sagemore. The interactive event also raised support for animals who have endured abuse and...
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | Unique mentoring and academic program "inspires children to aspire to greater things"
CAMDEN,NJ-High school volunteers from Center For Family Services Quixote Quest program spent their Saturday afternoon mentoring and educating students from Lanning Square Family School (LSFS) as part of their “Qrew’s Nest” initiative.    Qrew’s Nest is a community of twenty teens who come together...
Friday, May 18, 2012
MARLTON,NJ- The Promenade at Sagemore, located in Marlton New Jersey, is joining forces with Center For Family Services Quixote Quest program to host "A Rally for Checkers " scheduled for Sunday, May 20th from 11 am to 3pm in Center Court. The Rally is an interactive event to raise awareness of the...
Monday, January 23, 2012 | Center For Family Services hosts parents, community partners, and government officials
CAMDEN-Center For Family Services (CFS), a non-profit human service organization and new provider of Head Start in Camden County and Camden City, hosted an open house for community partners, government officials, and parents of children currently enrolled in Head Start to showcase the program...
Friday, December 16, 2011
CAMDEN- More than 400 Campbell Soup Company employees from 30 departments are bringing holiday cheer to Camden families in need. On Friday, Dec. 16th, 2011, volunteers will be loading up hundreds of gifts purchased by Campbell employees that will be donated to Center For Family Services in Camden....
Thursday, September 15, 2011 | CFS will provide quality early learning program to children in part of Camden City and Camden County
CAMDEN-Center For Family Services (CFS), a non-profit human service organization, has been selected as a new provider for Head Start in part of Camden City and Camden County. The organization, headquartered in Camden City, will maintain a total of 14 facilities, five in Camden City and nine in...
Monday, August 29, 2011 | Operation Backpack to provide much needed support to local students
CAMDEN- Center For Family Services (CFS) and Groupon’s G-Team (http://www.groupon.com/g-team) announce the launch of their local campaign to allow residents of Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware to purchase backpacks and school supplies for students in need. Operation Backpack will be...
Monday, July 25, 2011 | Center For Family Services kicks off their annual back to school drive with a goal of 5000 backpacks
CAMDEN- It’s almost back to school time and Center For Family Services is kicking off their annual backpack drive with a goal nearly double that of last year.   Every year Center For Family Services (CFS), a human service non-profit based in Camden, hosts Operation Backpack to provide children in...
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | Teen volunteer program creates video aimed at prevention
CAMDEN-After months of planning, practicing, and filming Center For Family Services (CFS) teen volunteer program, Quixote Quest, unvealed their dating violence and bystander intervention video. With a $7,500 Domestic Violence Solution grant from The Verizon Foundation, Quixote Quest was able to use...
Monday, May 2, 2011 | Homeless assistance rates continue to rise for youth in southern New Jersey
CAMDEN-A friend’s house, the backseat of a car, a nearby doorstep; these are the places many homeless youth in Camden City and surrounding counties are calling home.  Some have been thrown out of their homes, others victimized or abused by the ones they love. Trusting no one; they spend days,...
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | Verizon Foundation grant will be used to create teen dating violence awareness video
CAMDEN- The Verizon Foundation awarded Center For Family Services, a Camden based human services non-profit, with a $7,500 Domestic Violence Solution grant. The end result of this generous contribution will be a teen dating violence awareness video. This initiative will be spearheaded by two of...
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
(CAMDEN, NJ) December, 2010 - With the economy leaving more and more people with a few less “extras” than they are accustomed to, the approaching holiday season can be a stressful time for many families.  For those children living in shelters, or families that are facing overwhelming challenges, it...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | The United Way of Gloucester County provides Center For Family Services with $5,000 grant to keep hotline running
GLOUCESTER- The lights will stay on and the phone lines will remain open through the New Year at the First Call For Help hotline, thanks to a grant from the United Way of Gloucester County. The United Way Board of Directors approved a $5,000 emergency grant for Center For Family Services, the human...

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