Cooper's Ferry Partnership is facilitating the revival of the City of Camden creating an environment where people choose to live, work, and invest. We develop visionary, long-range plans for the redevelopment of Camden's waterfronts and work with private sector, government and community partners to make these plans a reality.

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Cooper's Ferry Partnership is facilitating the revival of the City of Camden by creating an environment where people choose to live, work, and invest. We develop visionary, long-range plans for the redevelopment of Camden’s waterfronts and work with private sector, government and community partners to make these plans a reality.

 

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Creativity is key in imagining a better Camden. It’s a holistic approach, and an integral part of building on the best the city has to offer in the pursuit of a safer Camden. Policing in a city that has been plagued with crime and drug activity poses many challenges. After years of a vicious cycle of crime and incarceration in cities across America, many in our communities have viewed the police as an occupying force. In the past few years, the Camden County Police Department (CPD) sought to change that perception.  They introduced a new approach to change the way citizens experienced their local police.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The core of Camden’s growth is rooted in its small businesses that know the community they serve and are invested in the neighborhoods where they work and live. Triton Security & Investigation (TSI) is a minority-owned company based in Camden since it began in 2014. It is a licensed, bonded and insured agency that employs armed, unarmed and K9 security officers. They provide physical security for large-scale construction sites, as well as bodyguard and dignitary protection services.
 

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Rutgers School of Nursing Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at New School

Rutgers School of Nursing in the heart of Camden is a campus where students will benefit from the best of both worlds.  The close-knit campus allows for individualized support and competitive tuition that reduces costs for New Jersey residents. At the same time, it is a place that offers a world-class academic experience for those who are looking to begin or further their nursing career. Rutgers Camden’s unique vision is in the core belief that access to healthcare is a right and not a privilege. Believing that one’s zip code shouldn’t determine the quality of health, the school’s commitment to social justice informs Rutgers University-Camden’s strategic direction, in line with the university’s commitment to civic engagement. This vision achieved a new level this past September when the new 107,000 square-feet Nursing and Science Building opened at 5th & Federal Streets.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on September 29th with university leaders, elected officials and student leaders in attendance. “This is a transformative moment for Camden,” Rutgers–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon told more than 200 guests in attendance. “This building represents Rutgers’ first bold step in forging an ‘Eds and Meds’ corridor that moves us closer toward our vision of a city where innovation in health care and bioscience commands the imagination of the world.”

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Vibrant community programming a hit with Camden residents
 
Camden’s neighborhoods are most vibrant when communities come together to interact with each other. When neighbors, visitors and civic leaders get together to utilize the common spaces we share for fun, food, and education, great things happen. A community-led initiative called Connect The Lots (CTL) implements place-making activities in underused parks and vacant lots to make these connections materialize.
 

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Hurricane Maria’s devastation hit particularly close to home in Camden. More than a third of the city’s population is of Puerto Rican descent, and most have family or friends who were on the island when the hurricane hit- the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years. There are an estimated 48 lives lost, with many who are injured and suffering without food, water or electricity. The need for supplies is dire, and the people of Camden are stepping up to help with relief efforts in any way they can.
 

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

PowerCorps Camden trains young people from age 18-26 to be future community leaders. They provide jobs, training, and education for Camden residents. The 6-month program focuses on making a sustainable environmental impact in neighborhoods around the city. This work includes an education in green infrastructure, as well as hands-on work in stormwater management, debris removal, and planting. Their programs for a greener Camden just got a big boost, in the form of a $10,000 grant.
 

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

The future of Camden will soon be in the hands of today’s children. One of the most vital tools to prepare our young people for tomorrow’s responsibilities is an education. Three years ago, School Superintendent Paymoun Rouhanifard introduced a bold action plan that moved toward 100% student enrollment in excellent schools that meet their particular needs. This plan became known as the Camden Commitment.
 

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Company officials say total employment at the new Holtec Technology Campus could reach 1,000 by the end of the decade, making Holtec one of the largest employers in the city.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Camden is tackling its crime and education problems—and luring development with hefty tax incentives.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

At its first board meeting of the year, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Trustees approved 57 grants totaling $3.3 million to nonprofit organizations working to strengthen communities in New Jersey.

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