2 Camden Neighborhoods Receive $500,000 Federal Grant

Two Camden neighborhoods surrounding Cooper University Hospital and the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University have been awarded a  $500,000 Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant. The one-year U.S. Department of Education award will be used to build a framework for the improvement of the Center for Family Services Cooper Lanning neighborhood in the next 10 years, with a focus on cradle-to-career.

“The intended impact of the Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood is to keep children from becoming victims of the problems and challenges that prevent them from graduating college,” said Merilee Rutolo, vice president of the Center for Family Services. “To do that, we must focus on the child and family in a holistic way.”

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