School Success Bash Kicks Off a New School Year in Cooper Lanning Community

Families prepare for a new school year with a backpack giveaway, local resources, and more
Thursday, August 23, 2012

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 Bash served to inspire children in the Cooper Lanning neighborhood to look forward to an exciting and successful school year. Along with backpack distribution provided by Center For Family Services’ Operation Backpack campaign, attendees enjoyed the Rita's Water Ice and soft pretzels and the opportunity to meet and learn about different community service providers.
 
The Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood Initiative (CCLPNI) is focused on creating opportunities for children and families who live within Cooper Plaza and Lanning Square.
 
"We know education is a key to success and we are committed to providing children with the tools and resources to further their education with the goal of having every child in the Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood community get accepted into and graduate from college," says Richard Stagliano, President/CEO of Center For Family Services.
 
The School Success Bash is one of the many events helping to improve the quality of life of this targeted neighborhood. The CCLPN initiative, modeled on the Harlem Children’s Zone block by block model, seeks to saturate the neighborhood with community, educational, and social supports with the ultimate end goal of sending every child to college. The goal is to reach children in every family in the neighborhood and provide services and educational programs to ensure their healthy development.  
 
Center For Family Services is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better life through vision, hope, and strength. It is their vision that all people lead capable, responsible, fulfilled lives in strong families and healthy communities.
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