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Camden Promise Zone and ConnectHome 
present a recap of the recent city affairs! 

This monthly recap will feature news updates from the City of Camden, highlighting the progress occurring in the Promise Zone. Community input and support is fundamental to the success of the Promise Zone over the next ten years, so please feel free to reach out to our office at any time by contacting camdenpromisezone@ci.camden.nj.us.

Promise Zone News 
  • Mayor Dana L. Redd speaks on ongoing efforts of city revitalization, highlights positive sector growth and strategic investments



  • Bank of America selects LAEDA as a 'Neighborhood Builder,' program provides LAEDA with resources to expand impact

  • American Water breaks ground on corporate headquarters, aims to 'attract and develop talent for today and the future'

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​Community Topics
  • Working in the non-profit sector requires a lot of hard work, but there are strategies that can protect staff from burnout along the way

  • By 2050, 70% of the world's population will live in cities. With this in mind, leaders and planners must design cities to fit the needs of its stakeholders

​Community Events
Camden Clean Campaign 2017 Kickoff

Join the City of Camden and partners in the first neighborhood clean-up of the year! 

Wednesday April 5
9 AM - 2 PM

Bergen Square/Waterfront South
1826 Broadway
(HOC Parking Lot)

Please contact camdenclean@ci.camden.nj.us with questions, or to register a large group. Refreshments will be provided.

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Reducing and Recovering Wasted Food in Schools -- Lessons Learned from the Cafeteria Line

 Rethink the way you think about food in schools during a FREE webinar hosted by the U.S. EPA!

 Hear from industry leaders on how to more effectively manage the entire food process affecting school cafeterias.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Registration URL - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1059595338250643458

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Camden Community Conversations

​Join the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and other stakeholders in a talk about how you get to the places that matter to your health.

 Many residents in the City of Camden face transportation challenges, and specifically challenges getting to grocery stores, safe recreation areas, and health centers.
 
To better understand the challenges that people face in getting to healthy amenities, DVRPC is convening three Community Conversations in Camden. 

Please come share your thoughts on what it means to live a healthy life and how transportation can help us reach important locations.

Choose the time and location that works for you. Please register as space is limited.  

Friday, April 14, 2017, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Camden County Library - Riletta L. Cream Ferry Avenue Branch
852 Ferry Avenue
Register at: https://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/ccc-ferryave/

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Campbell’s World Headquarters
One Campbell’s Place
Register at: https://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/ccc-campbells/
 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Salvation Army Kroc Center
1865 Harrison Ave
Register at: https://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/ccc-kroc/

Vote for Hopeworks!

Hopeworks Youth Healing Team was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Scattergood Foundation Award!

In order to win the award and a prize of $25,000, Hopeworks needs our help by voting and spreading the word.

You can place your vote at -

https://innovationaward.secure-platform.com/a/gallery?roundId=1079  

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Camden Enrollment
Looking for a new school for the 2017-18 school year? 

The Camden Enrollment 2017-18 application is now open! 

Applying by March 31 gives your child the best chance of being admitted to your first choice school.

Submit an application online at camdenenrollment.org or call the Enrollment hotline: 856-536-3999.

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Serve with PowerCorps Camden

Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Consider service as a PowerCorps Camden member!

PowerCorps is currently recruiting Camden City residents between the ages of 18 and 26, who are committed to serving full time for six months beginning May 2017.

For more information, visit here​​.

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Apply for Camden Corps Plus
Earn your high school diploma and get job sampling and paid internships.

At the end of the program you will receive an industry recognized credential.

If you are between the ages of 16-24 and are interested in obtaining your degree and beginning a career, learn more here or call 856.964.8096.

Currently accepting applications.

Opportunities for City Residents

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