Promise Updates

Promise Updates

The 2019 Neighborhood Survey is Underway

Posted on: October 23, 2019
Members of our team are interested in knowing how residents are doing and how we can help. On Saturday, October 12th, members of the Camden Promise Neighborhood team began visiting the homes of residents and asking for feedback. They have knocked on over 600 doors and will continue to do so until Sunday, October 27th. Feedback from community residents is valuable and helps shape the community. Special thanks to all of the residents who have participated in the survey. We look forward to...

Aramark Building Community Day Makeover!

Posted on: September 24, 2019
More than 100 volunteers from Aramark volunteered their time and talents recently and gave us a fresh look! During their Aramark Building Community Day, volunteers revitalized area workspaces as well as outdoor grounds by painting, putting up new blinds, building new benches and installing community gardens. A big thank you is extended to the entire team for making a difference in our community by ensuring Camden residents have a safe place to grow and learn! 

Daniel Tiger Visits Camden Promise Neighborhood!

Posted on: September 13, 2019
It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood as children at our Centerville Head Start program enjoyed a special visit from Daniel Tiger! Children enjoyed storytime and fun photos during the visit.  Each child also received a Daniel Tiger book to enjoy and read at home! Thank you WHYY for making this a special visit for our children! 

Equipped for School, Positioned for Excellence!

Posted on: September 12, 2019
Special thanks to our partners at The Cooper Foundation, Cooper University Health Care, Subaru of America, Inc, Holman Automotive and ARI for their general donation to Project Backpack!  Because of their generosity, students at US Wiggins College Preparatory Lab Family School and KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy kicked off the school year prepared for a successful year! More than 2,000 backpacks were donated and distributed to students during the first week of school. Backpacks were filled with...

Unity in the Community!

Posted on: August 20, 2019
Approximately 50 children and their families participarted in the Slime Time workshop held recently at the Whitman Square Park. The workshop is part two of a four part series designed to to build unity in the community and bring families and community members together,  Each Thursday during the month of August, activites have been scheduled at the Whitman Square Park to establish a space where residents connect one another. In addition to the slime time workshop, community residents enjoyed an...

Summer Scholars!

Posted on: August 19, 2019
Students at US Wiggins College Laboratory Family School participated in a five-week summer learning program hosted by Greater Philadelphia YMCA Bellexcel. The program, designed to help advance scholars' academic achievement over the summer, encompassed small group forums, rigorous literacy and math instruction, field trips,  activities and service projects. A college and career fair was one of many enrichment activities the  program provided to help encourage and enhance scholars learning...

Building Community Momentum at Neighborhood Block Party!

Posted on: August 19, 2019
Approximately 250 children and their families attended this year's Neighborhood Block Party - a great opportunity to connect with neighbors and build community momentum. Children had an opportunity to enjoy life-size board games, facepainting, inflatable basketball and a water slide while adults had an opportunity to learn more about the programs, resoures and services offered by Center For Family Services and under the Camden Promise Neighborhood program. Special thanks are extended to our...

Washington Park Gets A Make-Over!

Posted on: August 19, 2019
Participants from the  US Wiggins College Prepartatory Lab Family School summer program, partnership with The Greater Philadelphia YMCA, were on hand at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Washington Park recently. The $1.4 million renovation to the 4th & Washington Park was made possible through a joint effort with the City of Camden, Camden County, Cooper's Ferry Partnership, Jaws Youth Playbook and Lanning Square West Residents Association.  We are excited to see another place for young...

Connecting with Neighbors at National Night Out!

Posted on: August 13, 2019
Holeg Bashi A,  ReWork Program Coordinator (right), Jenise Rolle,Community Outreach Organizer and Melissa Walsh, Director of Operations participated in National Night Out festivities at the Sheila Roberts Park. They enjoyed the opportunity to meet and greet community members, share information about agency programs and connect community members to available resources and services.

Good Health Contributes to Student Success

Posted on: August 6, 2019
Ensuring students have access to quality, comprehensive health care is key to ensuring that students succeed in schools. The Cooper University Health Care School-Based Health Clinic (SBHC) at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy provides this comprehensive care. The clinc is open and available for children on weekdays when school is in session. The clinic is positioned with a certified pediatric nurse practitioner on-site. Services such as primary medical care, immunizations, chronic health care and...


Camden Promise Neighborhood Team

  • Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
  • Camden City School District
  • Camden County College
  • Camden County Police Department
  • Camden High School
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Center For Family Services
  • City of Camden
  • Community Planning and Advocacy Council
  • Community Residents
  • Cooper Foundation
  • Cooper University Hospital
  • Cooper Medical School at Rowan University
  • Cooper Lanning Civic Association
  • Food Bank of South Jersey
  • Girls Inc.
  • Holman Automotive
  • Hopeworks
  • KIPP Cooper Norcross Lanning Square Primary  
  • KIPP Cooper Norcross Lanning Square Middle 
  • KIPP Cooper Norcross Whittier Middle 
  • Lanning Square West Residents in Action
  • Nicholson Foundation
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University - Camden
  • Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative
  • Subaru of America
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern NJ
  • U.S. Wiggins College Preparatory Lab Family School
  • YMCA of Greater Philadelphia